CBI condoles demise of former director K Vijaya Rama Rao

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 14-03-2023 18:40 IST | Created: 14-03-2023 18:40 IST
CBI condoles demise of former director K Vijaya Rama Rao
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The CBI has condoled the death of its former director, K Vijaya Rama Rao, who had served the agency as its 14th chief for three years from 1993-1996.

Rao, who had served as a minister in undivided Andhra Pradesh, died at a private hospital in Hyderabad on Monday night due to brain-related health issues.

He was 85.

''The officers and all ranks of Central Bureau of Investigation deeply mourn the sad demise of Shri K. Vijay Rama Rao, former Director, CBI and pray to the Almighty to provide the family strength, succour and fortitude to bear with this tragedy,'' a CBI statement said.

His three years tenure saw the CBI probing important cases such as the demolition of the Babri mosque, the assassination of Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, the Purulia arms drop case, and the Jain Hawala case, among others, it said.

A 1959-batch IPS officer, he was taken to the hospital on Monday afternoon and breathed his last at around 7.30 pm, hospital sources had said.

After retirement, Rao joined the Telugu Desam Party government headed by N Chandrababu Naidu. He later joined the ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi, formerly known as Telangana Rashtra Samithi, after the formation of Telangana state.

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