Amar Pratap Singh relinquishes charge as CBI Director

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 14:50 hrs

Amar Pratap Singh, a 1974-batch IPS officer of Jharkhand Cadre, relinquished the charge of Central bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director today after successfully completing his tenure.

He was the 24th Director of CBI after its formation in 1963; and took over as Director, CBI on November 30, 2010.

Singh had earlier held several important positions in CBI. He was Special Director, CBI from April 2009 to November 2010. He held the post of DIG and SP in CBI from 1987 to 1995.

He oversaw several complex, specialized and high profile cases to probe corruption and crime during his term as Director, CBI. He took important measures toward providing better facilities and infrastructure for CBI's officers and staff in all zones throughout the country. Several steps for modernization of CBI were also taken during his tenure. Singh initiated many welfare measures, such as better housing and allowances for the CBI staff.

Earlier, in a career spanning three decades, Singh served as Superintendent of Police of Katihar, Bhagalpur and Jamshedpur. He served as IGP Special Branch and CID in Meghalaya while on North-East deputation. He also served as Chief Vigilance Officer in Indian Airlines.

He was specially selected by the Chief Minister of Jharkhand as Officer on Special Duty to function as Advisor to Chief Minister in his secretariat. He served as Additional Director General in the Border Security Force.

Singh, a Post Graduate of Delhi University, has been decorated with the 'Police Medal' for meritorious service and the 'President's Police Medal' for distinguished service. (ANI)

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