Y.C. Modi is new NIA chief

New Delhi: Senior IPS officer Y.C. Modi will be the new chief of the NIA — the premier anti-terror investigation agency.

The decision was taken on Monday by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet following a Home Ministry proposal. Modi will succeed Sharad Kumar, who retires on October 30.

Modi, a 1984 Assam-Meghalaya cadre IPS officer, takes over the National Investigation Agency at a time when it is probing the funding of separatists and stone-pelters in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan-based terrorist groups.