Praveen Sood, an IPS officer of 1986 Batch (Karnataka Cadre) today took over as Director, Central Bureau of Investigation. Before joining, he was serving as Director General of Police, Karnataka.
Sood was appointed by three -member committee led by PM Narendra Modi,Chief Justice of India DU Chandrachud and Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Choudhary, who had submitted a note of dissent citing procedural flows.
In any case, Sood has served in various important positions during his long tenure of about 37 years in the IPS. These include as SP of Bellary & Raichur; Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Bengaluru City; Commissioner of Police, Mysuru City & Bengaluru City; ADGP; Principal Secretary (Home); DGP (Internal Security) and DGP (CID).
He has worked as advisor to Government of Mauritius.He has supervised the investigation of high profile cases involving high net-worth individuals and cases having inter-state & international ramifications and also investigation & detection of crime including Cyber Crime, Information Technology etc.
Specifically, he worked for strengthening of CCTNS (Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems) & ICJS (Interoperable Criminal Justice System) networks in the Karnataka State along with the judiciary.
Shri Praveen Sood is a graduate (B. Tech) in Civil Engineering from IIT, Delhi; Post Graduation in Public Policy & Management form IIM, Bengaluru and Maxwell School of Governance, Syracuse University, New York.
Shri Praveen Sood has been decorated with the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Servicein 2011 and Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2002. He has been awarded Chief Minister’s Gold Medal for Excellence in Service in 1996; National e-Governance Gold Award for “Most innovative use of technology for Traffic Management in the year 2011 and Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in the year 2006 for contribution towards road safety and traffic management.
After taking over charge, Shri Praveen Sood interacted with the officers of CBI.