Former CBI director Ranjit Sinha

Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Ranjit Sinha breathed his last on Friday in Delhi.

The 68-year-old former director had tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, a report stated.

Sinha, who was an IPS officer of the 1974-batch of Bihar cadre, took over as the CBI director between 2012 and 2014.

He had also served as a senior officer of the CBI in Patna and Delhi before taking over as the director of the investigation agency.

Sinha was courted by controversy several times during his career, the prime being the coal block allocation scam in which he was accused of influencing the probe in the scam as the agency’s director.

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The Comptroller and Auditor General of India had accused the UPA government of allocating 194 coal blocks in a flawed manner between 2004 and 2009.

Representatives of firms involved in the infamous 2G Spectrum scam had also allegedly visited the former CBI chief’s official residence several times.

He also involved in a disagreement with the Intelligence Bureau over the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case

The former CBI chief had also headed the Railway Protection Force in his early career.

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