Bhubaneswar: Former Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Uma Shankar Mishra, a 1968-batch IPS officer of Odisha cadre, passed away today.
Sources said he was ailing for last few days and was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Delhi, where he breathed his last today.
Mishra, who was the main strategist in the arrest of underworld don Abu Salem and his girlfriend Monica Bedi, had later joined Odia daily Surya Prava as Editor in 2009. He had also served as Special Director to CBI before taking charge as the Director of the investigating agency in 2003
Besides, he was a member of Meghalaya’s Planning Commission and an adviser to Microsoft India.
Condolences poured in from different quarters soon after reports of his demise surfaced.