“I really liked this photo of yours, papa”: IAS officer son-in-law writes heartfelt note on former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha’s death

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Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Ranjit Sinha on Friday died in Delhi at the age of 68. His IAS officer son-in-law Avanish Saran wrote a heartfelt note at the passing away of his father.

Sharan, a Chhatisgarh cadre IAS officer, shared a throwback photo of his father as he wrote, “I really liked this photo of yours, papa. Never before had I thought that I would have to write about your demise. I lost a very dear friend today.”

Condolences have poured in on Sinha’s demise. IPS officer Madhur Verma tweeted, “Heartfelt Condolences to the family. May almighty rest the noble soul in peace.” IAS officer Sonal Goel wrote on Twitter, “Deepest Condolences to the bereaved family Folded hands
May the departed Noble soul Rest in peace. Om Shanti.”

News agency PTI reported that Sinha, a 1974-batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre, had tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday night and breathed his last at 4.30 am.

A condolence statement by the CBI read, “The Central Bureau of Investigation is deeply saddened to learn the demise of Ranjit Sinha, former Director, CBI. CBI extends its deepest condolence & sympathy to the bereaved family and prays to the Almighty to give the family the strength & fortitude to bear their loss at this time of great sorrow.”

Sinha held the CBI Director post for two years starting in 2012. His tenure was marred with a series of controversies including the emergence of a suspicious diary, which carried the names of visitors who were under the CBI scanner in 2G and coal scam cases.

The Supreme Court had asked him to recuse himself from the inquiry in the 2G and coal scam since there were allegations that he met some accused at his residence.