CHENNAI: Former CBI director C V Narasimhan, during whose watch the premier investigating agency arrested the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi soon after her electoral rout in 1977, died of renal failure at a private hospital here on Friday. He was 92.
Narasimhan, often referred to as an efficient officer, would also be remembered as the key person who framed the model for police reforms during his years as Member Secretary, National Police Commission, New Delhi, between 1977 and 1980. The recommendations for police reforms drafted during his tenure at the commission are still considered as the most appropriate way to professionalise the police, but sadly almost no state has come forward to implement them despite a 2006 Supreme Court judgement mandating it.
He retired from the police service in 1983 as Director General of Police (DGP), Tamil Nadu (Vigilance & Anti-Corruption). He later served in various government commissions, including the Justice Sadashiva Panel of inquiry in 1999-2003.