Ranjit Sinha, is an Indian Police officer, from 1974 batch, who has also served as a Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation. He is known for serving in many senior positions, in the CBI in Patna and Delhi. His appointment as the CBI Chief, stirred many controversies among the Bharatiya Janata Party, where the party members questioned the appointment of an IPS, as a CBI Chief.
Initially, he wanted to pursue his career as a Geologist and completed his education from Patna University. However, when he turned 21, his interest shifted towards Police department and joined in the Indian Police Service (IPS), from Bihar Cadre. He was appointed as the Superintendent of Police, where he dealt many issues like, ‘Communal Strikes, law and order issues etc’. He was the Inspector General in the Kashmir Valley and was also one of the member involved in the counter-strike operations. He has also served as the Director of ITBP and Railway Protection Force. In late 2012, he was appointed as the chief of the CBI, after his service period of 11 years in that department. However, the BJP party, protested against the governments decision regarding the posting of Sinha in CBI. He has also been the centre of many scams during his service period as CBI Chief like, ‘The Fodder Scam, Coalgate Draft Report Controversy, The Rail Bribery case etc’. He has also been close the Political leader Lalu Prasad Yadav. Recently, Supreme Court has ordered CBI to inquire allegations on the former CBI Chief, who has been abused his position during the investigation of the ‘Multi-crore corruption scandal on allotment of Coal’.
Net Worth: Unknown
- Name: Ranjit Sinha
- Nick Name: Ranjit
- Profession: Indian Police Officer
- Date of Birth: March 27, 1953
- Age: 64 years
- College: Patna University
- Qualification: Geologist
- Father: N.S.Sinha
- Mother: Madhuri Sinha
- Siblings: Sarojini Sinha, Anand Sinha, Anjani Sinha
- Marital Status: Married
- Spouse: Reena