Suresh Kumar Palsania, a Deputy Inspector General in the Central Bureau of Investigation, who probed several sensitive cases, including alleged corruption in the spectrum allocation and the Commonwealth Games, died at a hospital here on Wednesday night.

Mr. Palsania, an engineering graduate and 1996-batch IPS officer of the Odisha cadre, was being treated for leukaemia. He is survived by wife and a 10-year-old son. He joined the agency in July 2006 and held important positions. At the time of death, he was posted in the Anti-Corruption Branch. He was decorated with the Police Medal for Meritorious Services on Republic Day this year.

He was cremated at his native place in Rajasthan on Thursday. CBI Director A.P. Singhdescribed Mr. Palsania as an outstanding investigator who meticulously handled sensitive cases. He assured Mr. Palsania’s family of all help.