Ranjit Sinha was diagnosed as Covid-19 positive on Thursday (April 15th) night.
Sinha was the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) director for two years.
New Delhi: Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Chief Ranjit Sinha passed away on Friday morning. He was set to have tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday and died at 4.30 am in a Delhi hospital.
Ranjit Sinha (68) is a retired IPS officer of the 1974 batch. He served as CBI Director for two years from December 2012 to 2014. In addition to his position as CBI Director, he has served in various key positions, including Director-General of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Chief of the Railway Protection Force (RPF).
Born on March 27, 1953, in Jamshedpur, he trained as a Geologist at Patna University. At the age of 21, he joined the Indian Police Service in the Bihar cadre. He served in various capacities in the Government of Bihar. Prior to his appointment as CBI Director, he worked in senior positions in CBI Patna and Delhi offices. He also served in the senior ranks of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Srinagar, Delhi.
Ranjit Sinha is said to have had a close relationship with RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. Lalu promoted Ranjit Sinha at a crucial time in the RJD centre along with Bihar. On one occasion, Ranjit Sinha himself admitted that he had a close relationship with Lalu Prasad Yadav.