NEW DELHI: search committee to finalise the new CBI director is likely to meet on May 24. The members of the panel, which comprises the prime minister, the Chief Justice of India and the leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, have been notified of the meeting.
The CBI top post fell vacant on February 3 and the agency’s additional director was named as the officiating director. As the Centre could not convene the meeting of the panel in the next few weeks, Congress leader in the committee Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury left for West Bengal elections, which concluded on May 2. The Supreme Court too has been hearing the issue. The members have been briefed about a long list of names, it is learnt.