Taking charge on Monday, the new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, Ranjit Sinha, said the investigating agency would focus on the execution of Letters Rogatory (LR) pending with various nations to ensure speedy trial of cases.

Sources in the CBI said over 150 Letters Rogatory were pending with various countries.

During his two-year tenure, he would address issues such as manpower shortage and adoption of modern technologies. There was need to upgrade forensic laboratories so that crime investigation was done in a more scientific manner, Mr. Sinha told journalists.

Mr. Sinha said there was no resentment among IPS officers over his appointment. He refused to comment on the petitions filed against his appointment.

The BJP had objected to his appointment as CBI Director and asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to go by the recommendation of a Rajya Sabha Select Committee on Lokpal that favoured selection by a collegium. However, the government termed the demand “unwarranted”.

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