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A.P. Singh is new CBI chief

Vinay Kumar

NEW DELHI: Amar Pratap Singh, senior-most Special Director in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), on Tuesday took over as the new Director of the CBI. He succeeds Ashwani Kumar, who retired after completing his 27 month-long tenure.

Mr. Singh, of the Jharkhand cadre of the 1974 batch of IPS, has earlier held several positions in the investigating agency between 1987-1995. He had been associated with the investigations of a number of sensitive cases, including the Harshad Mehta scam in 1992. He has also served in the Border Security Force (BSF) as Additional Director-General. He joined the CBI as Special Director in April 2009.

He has been a recipient of the Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the President's police medal for Distinguished Service.

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