Delhi Police commissioner Alok Kumar Verma, has been appointed the director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday, ANI reported.

A panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi selected Verma as the CBI chief.

Verma is a 1979 batch Indian Police Service officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre and has been the Delhi Police chief for the last 11 months.

The post of CBI director had been vacant for over a month since Anil Sinha’s retirement on 2 December and Verma was one of the front runners for the post.