Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Anil Kumar Sinha named new CBI director...........

NEW DELHI: Senior IPS officer Anil Kumar Sinha was on Tuesday appointed the new CBI director to succeed Ranjit Sinha who retired in a glare of controversy with the Supreme Court directing him to recuse from 2G spectrum scam case probe. 

Sinha, a 1979 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre, was the special director in CBI. 

The appointments committee of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cleared the name of Anil Kumar Sinha who was among the candidates shortlisted by the search committee earlier this evening. 

The term of Sinha will be for two years from the date he takes charge, an official notification said.

Earlier in the day, Modi held discussions with the Chief Justice of India and leader of the main Opposition in Lok Sabha on selecting a new CBI head.