New Delhi: CRPF chief Kuldiep Singh has been given the additional charge of the Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to replace Y C Modi, who retires on Monday, a Home Ministry order said.

Modi, a 1984-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre, was appointed NIA chief in September 2017.

Consequent upon superannuation of Y C Modi, DG, NIA, on May 31, 2021, the competent authority has approved that Kuldiep Singh, Director General, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), shall hold additional charge of the post of DG, NIA, till the appointment and joining of the successor or until further orders, the MHA order issued on Saturday said.

Kuldiep Singh, a 1986-batch IPS officer of West Bengal cadre, was appointed director general of the CRPF in March.