Former CBI director Ranjit Sinha dies, day after testing positive for COVID-19

Sinha, a 1974-batch officer of the Bihar cadre, served at senior positions in the CBI in Patna and Delhi before being appointed director in 2012

Press Trust of India April 16, 2021 10:21:43 IST
Former CBI director Ranjit Sinha dies, day after testing positive for COVID-19

New Delhi: Former CBI director Ranjit Sinha died on Friday morning in what is believed to be a COVID-19 related death, senior officials said. He was 68 years old.

It is understood that he was confirmed positive for coronavirus on Thursday night, the officials said.

Sinha, a 1974-batch officer of the Bihar cadre, had headed Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force, the Railway Protection Force and served at senior positions in the Central Bureau of Investigation in Patna and Delhi before his appointment as CBI chief in 2012.

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