Anil Pushpangadan, Gandhinagar: Senior IPS officer from the 1987 batch of Gujarat cadre, Arun Kumar Sharma has been promoted as the Additional Director General at the center. He is currently posted as the joint director at CBI, which after this new promotion, he will also hold the post of additional director at CBI.

Currently, the second in rank officer at the Delhi headquarters of the CBI is Gujarat’s very own IPS officer Rakesh Asthana, who is the additional director too at the premier investigation agency. AK Sharma would be the second IPS officer from the state to be an additional director at CBI. Sharma was first posted in CBI after the former chief minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of the country. He is believed to be one of Modi’s most trusted officers.

He currently shoulders the responsibility of framing the policies of the CBI, which is considered to be one of the most important departments in the agency.