New Delhi: The government on Thursday named Ranjit Sinha as the new director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Sinha is the director-general of Indo-Tibetan Border Police, a central paramilitary force.
Sinha will take charge from Amar Pratap Singh, who retires on 30 November. Sinha is an Indian Police Services (IPS) officer of 1974 batch and belongs to the Bihar cadre. The other officers in the race for the coveted positions were chief of the National Investigation Agency S.C. Sinha and Uttar Pradesh director general of police Atul, who writes his first name only. The CBI is presently investigating crucial cases like 2G spectrum, coal scam and KG basin case.