06 February 2017 Current Affairs: 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.
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.