Senior IPS officer Balwinder Singh has been appointed as Special Director in the Central Bureau of Investigation headquarters in New Delhi.

Mr. Singh, a 1976-batch IPS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, was holding the post of Additional Director in CBI and looking after Economic Offences and Bank Securities and Frauds Division prior to his new posting.

The officer had earlier held several important positions in CBI from 1990 to 2000.

“He has been associated with the investigations of a number of sensitive cases entrusted to CBI by the Supreme Court and High Courts that ended in convictions of the accused persons,” an official release said.

Mr. Singh has held various positions in Andhra Pradesh, including Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad. He has also served as Additional Secretary in the Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi, it said.

Mr. Singh, who hails from Ludhiana in Punjab, had been decorated with the Police Medal for Meritorious Services in 1992 and the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services in 1998.

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