Never Worked Under Political Pressure: New CBI Chief

CBI chief said the agency has minutely investigated all the cases, adding he preferred \'zero-defect\' probes.

Published: 13th December 2014 03:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th December 2014 03:24 PM   |  A+A-

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CBI chief said the agency has minutely investigated all the cases, adding he preferred 'zero-defect' probes. | PTI

By IANS

NEW DELHI: Newly-appointed CBI chief Anil Kumar Sinha said Saturday he has never worked under political pressure throughout his career.

"I have never worked under political pressure," Sinha, who took over as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Dec 3, said at the Agenda Aaj Tak - 2014 conclave.

"In over 40 years of my career, including my role as CBI special director, I was never politically influenced. I have never received any orders, nor have been pressurised to carry out investigations in anyone's favour," he added.

"We operate within certain parameters. It is not good to interfere in anyone's domain. We work in our domain," he said.

A 1979-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Bihar cadre, Anil Kumar Sinha succeeded Ranjit Sinha.

He has held several important positions earlier in vigilance and anti-corruption, administration, and special branch.

Prefer Zero-defect in Probes: CBI chief

CBI chief said the agency has minutely investigated all the cases, adding he preferred "zero-defect" probes.

Speaking at the Agenda Aaj Tak - 2014 conclave, Sinha said: "We carry out minute probes while investigating every case."

It is people's perception that we falter at times, he said.

"I prefer zero-defect in our investigations," the CBI chief said, adding that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigates around 1,00-1,200 cases annually,

A 1979-batch Indian Police Service officer of the Bihar cadre, Anil Kumar Sinha replaced Ranjit Sinha, who had a controversial tenure as the head of the premier investigative agency.

He has held several important positions earlier in the vigilance and anti-corruption, administration, and the special branch.

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