Anil Kumar Sinha, a Bihar-cadre 1979-batch IPS officer posted as CBI Special Director, was appointed CBI Director on Tuesday, after a panel comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India H L Dattu and leader of the single largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge met in the evening at 7 Race Course Road.
Anil Sinha, who was serving as second-in-command in the CBI, will take over from Ranjit Sinha, another Bihar-cadre officer who retired on Tuesday.
“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Anil Kumar Sinha, IPS (BH; 1979) as Director, CBI, for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of the post,” said a statement issued by the Department of Personnel and Training.
Anil Sinha took over as CBI Special Director in May 2013. Before joining the CBI, he served as Additional Secretary, Central Vigilance Commission, in New Delhi. He earlier held several important positions in Bihar in vigilance and anti-corruption, administration, special branch and other divisions.
He served as Additional Director General of Police, Law & Order, and later as Additional DG heading the Vigilance Investigation Bureau in Bihar. He was involved in investigating a number of sensitive cases, including a large number of disproportionate assets cases against public servants. Sinha has also served as DIG and IG in the SPG.
A post-graduate in Psychology and M.Phil in Strategic Studies, he received the Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2000 and the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2006.