Committed to preserve CBI's integrity: New chief

New Delhi: Newly-appointed CBI chief Anil Kumar Sinha Wednesday said he was "acutely aware" of the challenges the agency faces and was committed to preserve its integrity.

Speaking at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) headquarters here shortly after taking over as the new chief, Sinha said: "I am acutely aware of all the challenges. My endeavour would be to work with my team to strengthen the cause of justice."

"We are committed to preserve the integrity of the agency. I seek cooperation from one and all," he added.

Sinha said that the citizens of the country have a lot of expectations from the country's premier investigative agency and hence, he would try his best to live up to this.

A 1979-batch Indian Police Services (IPS) officer of Bihar cadre, Sinha succeeds Ranjit Sinha who had a controversial tenure as the head of the premier investigative agency.

Ranjit Sinha had to recuse himself from the 2G spectrum investigation days before his retirement, following orders of the Supreme Court. Ranjit Sinha had taken over as CBI chief Dec 3, 2012.

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