Pramesh S Jain & Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)
F ormer Director General of Police,Praveen Sood,IPS, officer of 1986 Batch (Karnataka Cadre) took over as Director,Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday.
Mr.Sood has served in various important positions during his long tenure of about 37 years while majority of his service in the state including SP of Bellary and Raichur,Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Bengaluru City.
Commissioner of Police,Mysuru City and 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 and international ramifications and also investigation and detection of crime including Cyber Crime,Information Technology .
Specifically,he worked for strengthening of CCTNS (Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems) and ICJS (Interoperable Criminal Justice System) networks in the Karnataka State along with the judiciary.
Praveen sood has many degrees in academics including a B.Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT,Delh and Post Graduation in Public Policy & Management form IIM,Bengaluru and Maxwell School of Governance, Syracuse University, New York.
He has been decorated with the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 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,Praveen Sood interacted with the officers of CBI.