New Delhi: On Tuesday night Senior IPS officer Anil Kumar Sinha was appointed as the new CBI Director. He is succeeded by 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 on Tuesday evening.
The term of Sinha will be for two years from the date he takes charge, an official notification said.
Yesterday 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. Since there is no opposition leader in the Lok Sabha, the opposition’s highest alliance-congress’s Parliamentary leader Mallikarjun Kharge took part in the discussions being held.
The panel discussed the names of about 40 officers shortlisted by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), sources said.