The 1974-batch Bihar cadre IPS officer took over because the 26th CBI director on December 3, 2012, and retired on December 2, 2014. Prior to this, Sinha served as director common of ITBP and the Railway Protection Force.
As CBI chief, he’s stated to have managed to get the company director extra monetary powers after informing the Supreme Court that he needed to route each small file to the federal government. His tenure additionally noticed CBI busting bribery circumstances involving the chief govt officer of Censor Board, a railway board member and the MD of a public sector financial institution.
But these have been dwarfed by the “caged parrot” barb the SC aimed toward CBI after it emerged that Sinha had given in to strain from the UPA authorities and had shared with the then legislation minister, Ashwini Kumar, the standing report of the coal block rip-off probe. His status was hit more durable after it was revealed he met “persons of interest” with regard to the 2G spectrum probe at his residence. This resulted in CBI taking him off the probe 12 days earlier than his retirement and the company had the awkward job of probing its personal former chief.
Sinha stood his floor regardless of strain to push the CBI probe into the Ishrat Jehan “fake” encounter case in a course that might have had political repercussions within the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls.
“I have only seen my criticism in the last few weeks in media that I forgot that I have done other work as well in 40 years of my career,” Sinha had stated on the day he retired.
“The Central Bureau of Investigation is deeply saddened to learn the demise of Ranjit Sinha, former director, CBI. CBI extends its deepest condolence and sympathy to the bereaved family,” an announcement from the company stated.
Ranjit Sinha had examined Covid constructive on Thursday