New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Ranjit Sinha on Friday morning passed away in Delhi. Sinha was a 1974 batch retired India Police Service (IPS) officer, who held various senior posts including that of Director General (DG) of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

Sinha, who passed away at 4:30 am on Friday, was 68 years old. Ranjit Sinha held the post of CBI director for two years from December 2012 to December 2014. Initial reports suggest that Sinha died of age related ailments and did not have any specific disease or reason for his death.

However, a report by news agency PTI, quoting officials, stated that it is beleived that Sinha died due to the deadly coronavirus. The PTI report stated that Ranjit Sinha contracted the COVID-19 on Thursday following which his health deteriorated and led to his death. 

"It is understood that he was confirmed positive for coronavirus on Thursday night," the officials said as quoted by news agency PTI.

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.

Posted By: Talibuddin Khan