BCCI likely to appoint former Rajasthan DGP Ajit Singh as ACU head

New Delhi, Mar 3:
The BCCI is all set to appoint former Director General of Police (Rajasthan), Ajit Singh Shekhawat, as the head of its Anti Corruption Unit (ACU), replacing Neeraj Kumar.
It is learnt that the retired IPS officer would be taking charge of BCCI’s ACU unit before the start of the Indian Premier League on April 7. He retired as Rajasthan’s top cop on November 30.
A senior BCCI official, privy to the development, confirmed the development.
“Yes, the BCCI has finalised Ajit Singh’s name as the new ACU chief. He has been a decorated officer with speciality in dealing with anti-corruption activities. He fits BCCI’s bill perfectly,” the BCCI official said on conditions of anonymity.
It has been learnt that Ajit Singh beat the other contenders primarily because of his successful stint as the Additional Director of Rajasthan’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).
During his tenure as the head of the state’s ACB unit, as many as 600 cases against erring individuals were lodged.
An alumnus of St Stephen’s College, Singh is an IPS officer of the 1982 batch. A resident of Jaipur, Singh also served as DG (Prison). He has also served as the SP in multiple districts — Jhalawar, Sawai Madhopur, Jodhpur, Jaipur and Sirohi.
The biggest challenge, which many believe that Singh will face is the lack of staff strength in BCCI’s ACU. Currently the ACU’s staff strength is a mere three.(PTI)