New CBI chief assumes charge

Shishir Sinha New Delhi | Updated on November 29, 2017 Published on December 03, 2014

Anil Kumar Sinha

Anil Kumar Sinha, the new chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), took charge on Wednesday, succeeding Ranjit Sinha who retired on Tuesday.

A 1979 batch Indian Police Service officer from the Bihar cadre, Anil Sinha will have a tenure of two years.

“I am aware of the challenges facing the CBI and would endeavour to work with my team to strengthen the cause of justice and reiterate our commitment to the values enshrined in the motto of the organisation, that is, industry, impartiality and integrity,” Sinha told newspersons after taking charge.

Sinha was earlier Special Director in the investigating agency. The Cabinet Committee on Appointment (ACC) approved his name late Tuesday evening. His name was recommended by a selection panel comprising the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of India and the Leader of single largest Opposition party in the Lok Sabha.

The new CBI chief held several important positions in his State — as Superintendent of Police in Vigilance and Anti Corruption, Administration, Special Branch, and other Divisions; , Deputy Inspector General; Inspector General; and Additional Director General.

He has served as Additional Director-General of Police (Law and Order) and thereafter as Additional DG, headed the Vigilance Investigation Bureau.

He has been associated with investigations into a number of sensitive cases, including a large number of trap and disproportionate asset cases against corrupt public servants that ended in convictions of the accused persons and also in confiscation of their ill-gotten property.

He also served as DIG & IG in Special Protection Group.

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Published on December 03, 2014
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