U. N. Biswas



Who is U. N. Biswas?

Upendranath Biswas or Upen Biswas or simply U. N. Biswas is an Indian politician and the present Minister for Backward Class Welfare in the Government of West Bengal. He is also an MLA, elected from the Bagda constituency in the West Bengal state assembly election, 2011. He retired as the additional director of India's Central Bureau of Investigation, which he served as an officer of the Indian Police Service. He first became a news-maker by relentlessly pursuing former Chief Ministers of Bihar, Jagannath Mishra and Lalu Prasad Yadav in the Rs. 950 crore Fodder scam as the joint Director, CBI.

As the joint director in CBI, his honest investigation report to the court was changed with a milder one written by his deputy Ranjit Sinha by the head of the CBI, Joginder Singh to please the political establishment, for which the CBI received strictures from the court.

He created a controversy by seeking the help of the Indian Army in rushing to arrest Lalu Prasad Yadav, following which he was harassed by his department and the political establishment.

He is also known as a caste historian.

His efficiency and honesty were always on the top. He was involved in detecting and resolving many scams when he held the Office of the Joint Director, Central Bureau of Investigation aka CBI. The most popular of these was perhaps the scam for Chara Ghotala in which he caught the corrupt politician Lalu Prasad Yadav and sent him to jail also.

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Lived in
  • Kolkata

on July 23, 2013


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