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Cong LS leader in CBI director selection panel; Prez gives nod

Decks have been cleared for appointment of the new CBI director with President Pranab Mukherjee giving his nod to the amended procedure under which leader of the single-largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha will be included in the selection panel.

With tenure of CBI Director Ranjit Sinha ending tomorrow, the selection panel, which will now have Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leader of single largest opposition party (Congress) in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Chief Justice of India H L Dattu or his nominee, is likely to take a decision soon on the next chief of the investigating agency.

The Lok Sabha had passed amendment to Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2014, on Wednesday and it got Rajya Sabha nod the next day.
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