Former CBI Director Joginder Singh passed away on 3 February 2017 following a prolonged illness in Delhi. He was 77.
He was the one who oversaw investigation of several high-profile cases including Bofors scam and Bihar's fodder scam.
About Joginder Singh
• He was an IPS officer of Karnataka cadre of 1961 batch.
• He was appointed as the Director of CBI during the tenure of H D Deve Gowda as the Prime Minister of India.
• He took charge of CBI in July 1996 when the agency was probing a large number of cases including Bofors, fodder scam, securities scam, Rs 133 crore urea scam, telecom deals by the then Union minister Sukh Ram, etc.
• Before joining the CBI, he served on various posts including Superintendent of Police in Bihar, Inspector General in Karnataka, Director General in Narcotics Control Bureau, Director General in Indo-Tibetan Border Police among other postings.
• He led a number of delegations to the UK, USA, Germany and France on behalf of the Indian Government.
• He was also a prolific writer and had penned over 25 books including 'Make a Way Where There is None', ‘50 Days to Top’ and ‘Inside CBI’ among others.
• He also served as Inspector General in the CRPF.