YC Modi has been announced as the Director General of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday. YC Modi will be replacing Sharad Kumar, whose terms as the NIA chief ends in October 2017. The fresh appointment of the NIA chief was announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday morning.

YC Modi is 1984 batch IPS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre and has been a part of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) that probed the 2002 Gujarat riots.

YC Modi has also held important portfolios like the Additional Director General of Police in Shillong and Additional Director of CBI.

YC Modi, takes over the National Investigation Agency at a time when it is probing the funding of separatists and stone-pelters in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan-based terrorist groups.

Sharad Kumar is a former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer. He Graduate in Science (B.Sc.), Kumar was born in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. He has also held position of Director General (Prisons) in Haryana.

Sharad Kumar was posted as DSP in Gurgaon, Ambala and Rohtak.