Former CBI director Ranjit Sinha is dead

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India's newly elected Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Ranjit Sinha speaks with the media at CBI headquarters in New Delhi on December 3, 2012. The 59-year-old Sinha, who was the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Director, has served as the CBI's joint director in its anti-corruption unit. The CBI is an Indian governmental agency that jointly serves as a criminal investigation body, national security agency and intelligence agency. AFP PHOTO/ SAJJAD HUSSAIN        (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images)
File Photo: Ranjit Sinha speaks with the media at CBI headquarters in New Delhi. (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images)

New Delhi, Apr 16 (PTI) Former CBI director Ranjit Sinha died here on Friday morning in what is believed to be a COVID-19 related death, senior officials said. He was 68.

It is understood that he was confirmed positive for coronavirus on Thursday night, the officials said.

Sinha, a 1974-batch officer of the Bihar cadre, had headed Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force, the Railway Protection Force and served at senior positions in the Central Bureau of Investigation in Patna and Delhi before his appointment as CBI chief in 2012.