Praveen Sood, the crime-solving expert from IIM, chosen as CBI Director

May 15, 2023

By: Rahul Verma

Karnataka DGP becomes CBI Director

Karnataka DGP Praveen Sood, aged 59, appointed as CBI Director for a two-year term, confirms government order.

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Praveen Sood's diverse roles

Sood has held various positions in the Karnataka Police, including Superintendent of Police, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Inspector General of Police, and Additional Director General of Police.

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Crime-solving expert Praveen Sood

He is known for his expertise in criminal investigation and has played a key role in solving several high-profile cases.

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He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur (B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering), the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad (MBA), and Syracuse University (M.S. in Criminal Justice) in the United States.

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Honorary reward

He also received the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service.

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From 2018 to 2023

He was appointed Director General of Police (DGP) of Karnataka in 2018.

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1986 cadre

Praveen Sood is a 1986 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Karnataka cadre.

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Work experience

Superintendent of Police, Bangalore Rural District | Deputy Inspector General of Police, Central Crime Branch, Bangalore | Inspector General of Police, Internal Security Division, Karnataka | Additional Director General of Police, Law, and Order, Karnataka | Director General of Police, Karnataka

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He was key in introducing the ‘Suraksha’ App and ‘Pink Hoyasala’ program, managed by female officers, to assist women and children in need.

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