All you need to know about new CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha

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Senior IPS officer Anil Kumar Sinha was on Dec 2 appointed as the new CBI Director.

Anil Sinha's predecessor:

  • He will succeed Ranjit Sinha who retired in a glare of controversy with the Supreme Court directing him to recuse from 2G spectrum scam case probe.
Anil Kumar Sinha
  • Anil Sinha is a 1979 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre, was the Special Director in CBI.

How Anil Kumar Sinha was appointed?

  • 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.
  • PM held discussions with the Chief Justice of India (CJI) and leader of the main Opposition in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on selecting a new CBI chief.
  • The panel discussed the names of about 40 officers shortlisted by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).


  • Sinha's term will be for two years from the date he takes charge.

Anil Sinha's previous assignments:

  • He took over as CBI Special Director in May 2013.
  • Before joining the premier investigating agency, Sinha served as Additional Secretary, Central Vigilance Commission, in New Delhi.
  • Several important positions in vigilance and anti-corruption, administration, special branch and other divisions were held by him in Bihar.
  • Served as Additional Director General of Police, Law & Order in Bihar.
  • Later, he was appointed as Additional DG to head Bihar's Vigilance Investigation Bureau.
  • Sinha has also served as DIG and IG in the Special Protection Group (SPG).

Cases investigated:

  • Anil Sinha was involved in probing a number of sensitive cases, including a large number of disproportionate assets cases against public servants.


  • Anil Sinha is post-graduate in Psychology and M. Phil in Strategic Studies.

Awards and honours:

  • Sinha received the prestigious Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2000.
  • In the year 2006, he was also awarded the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service.
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