Praveen Sood is a renowned IPS officer, know about his biodata and family

Find out more about his educational details, personal life, career, and much more.

Praveen Sood, who is currently the Director General of Police in the state of Karnata, has been given the important position of new director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Once Subodh Kumar Jaiswal’s term ends on May 25, this 59-year-old veteran will te up the role for two years. His appointment to this crucial position was approved by a high-level committee made up of notable individuals, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, and Leader of the Opposition Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.

However, the news of his appointment has generated a lot of debate for different reasons. He has been discussed widely because, in March, Karnata Congress chairman DK Shivumar, who might become the next Karnata Chief Minister, called DGP Praveen Sood a “nalay” (incompetent) and threatened to te action against him if his party won power.

On the one hand, the Congress party has secured a resounding victory in Karnata; on the other hand, Praveen Sood will be relocating to Delhi to assume his new responsibilities as the CBI director for the next two years. Due to this, he has become a popular topic of discussion, with many people trying to find out more about him. So, here’s what we know about him:

Who is Praveen Sood new CBI Director, biography, biodata, age, family, education and batch

Praveen Sood is a renowned Indian IPS officer. He has been in the news because he was recently appointed as the new director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

He is a prominent member of the Indian Police Service (IPS) and a member of the prestigious Karnata cadre. He joined the service in 1986 and is renowned for being one of the most senior IPS officers in the country.

His academic efforts have brought him to prestigious universities such as Syracuse University in New York, IIT-Delhi, and IIM-Bangalore. He is currently 59 years old. The details of his family aren’t known.

His career

Praveen Sood will now have a definite two-year term instead of retiring in 2024. He is currently serving as the director general of police for Karnata.

In the past, he has held positions as superintendent of police in the districts of Bellary and Raichur, deputy commissioner of police (law and order), additional commissioner of police (traffic), and commissioner of police in the city of Bengaluru. He has also advised the Mauritius administration on law and order matters.


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