Former CBI director Joginder Singh passes away

Former CBI chief Joginder Singh, who oversaw investigation of several high-profile cases, including Bofors scam and Bihar’s fodder scam, died on 3 Febuary, 2017 aged 77 years.

The 1961 batch IPS officer of Karnataka cadre was chosen to head the premier investigative agency when H D Deve Gowda was the Prime Minister.

Singh, who joined the police service at the age of 20, rose to take charge of the CBI on July 31, 1996 when it was probing a large number of sensitive cases, including Bofors, fodder scam, securities scam, the JMM MPs bribery scandal, Rs 133 crore urea scam, telecom deals by the then Union Minister Sukh Ram, among others.

A prolific writer, Singh, penned over 25 books on various subjects after retiring from the service.