New Delhi, 16 April 2021: Former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha passed away today at the age of 68. He had tested positive for Coronavirus disease (COVID19) on Thursday evening.

Ranjit Sinha, an IPS officer of the 1974 batch (Bihar cadre) took over as the Director of CBI on 03.12.2012 and retired on 02.12.2014. He was the 26th Director of CBI after its formation in 1963. Prior to joining as Director, CBI, Sinha was Director-General of ITBP.

Sinha had earlier held several important positions in CBI including the post of Joint Director and DIG. Sinha served as Superintendent of Police of Madhubani, Saharsa & Railway(Patna). He had also served as DIG, Magadh Range, Gaya. He had served in CRPF as IG(Ops) at Srinagar, IG(Pers) at Directorate General and ADG in ITBP.

Sinha, a Post Graduate in Science from Patna University, had an M.Phil from IIPA, New Delhi and a Diploma in HR Management from Wollongong University, Australia. He was decorated with the Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 1991 and the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 1997.

Praveen Sinha, Incharge Director, CBI, expressed his condolences. “We are with the bereaved family in this hour of intense grief. May his soul rest in peace”, he said.