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Former CBI Director R.K. Raghavan appointed as High Commissioner to Cyprus

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Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director R. K. Raghavan has been appointed as the country's next High Commissioner to Cyprus.
 
"He is expected to take up the assignment shortly," a press release from the Ministry of External Affairs said here today.
 
An Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the 1963 batch, Mr. Raghavan, 74, headed the CBI from January 4, 1999 to April 30, 2001. Among other assignments, he headed the Special Investigation Team (SIT) that probed cases related to the 2002 post-Godhra violence in Gujarat.
 
Mr. Raghavan has an MA in Politics and Public Administration from the Madras University, an M. S. in Criminal Justice from Temple University, Philadelphia and a Ph.D. in political science. He was a Visiting Fellow at Rutgers University and the Harvard Law School. 
 
He has served as the director of Tamil Nadu Fire Service and as the director-general of the Tamil Nadu State Vigilance Directorate. He has also had a long stint with the Intelligence Bureau (IB).
 
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