New Delhi: Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Ranjit Sinha died at AIIMS Hospital in Delhi on Friday morning. He was 68.
According to the news agency, he was tested for corona on Thursday night, the report of which came positive. Sinha, a 1974 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre, was also the director of the CBI director between 2012 and 2014. He also headed the Railway Protection Force and served in senior positions in the Central Bureau of Investigation in Patna and Delhi before his appointment as CBI chief. There is a wave of mourning in the entire district with the demise of Ranjit Singh, who hails from Siwan district of Bihar.
Sinha’s tenure was easily the most difficult for a CBI director in recent years. He was mired in controversies one after another in 2014. He also worked with the Intelligence Bureau in the Ishrat Jahan murder case.
Bihar’s 1974 batch IPS officer came into the limelight again in 2014 when his wife demanded to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Patna.
Sinha was also accused of influencing investigations into coal block allocation. It was later learned that the representatives or representatives of the firms accused in the 2 ळ scam had allegedly visited his official residence dozens of times.
Between 2004 and 2009, the coal allocation scam, or ‘Coalgate’, in 2012 surrounded the UPA government after it was accused by the government of allocating 194 coal blocks to BL.