The CBI Director also sounded optimistic as he claimed that efforts were on to bring back Dawood Ibrahim and all the agencies of the government are working towards it.
    
"I cannot give any time-frame (on bringing back Dawood) but no one should have any doubt... In this case (on Chhota Rajan), we got cooperation from many international agencies. It was not a surrender", he said at Agenda Aaj Tak.
    
The CBI chief said it was a six-month-long operation during which Rajan was located and brought back to face the law in the country.
    
Sinha said if similar cooperation is received from other countries, efforts to bring Dawood will also be successful. He refused to share further details, saying divulging such operational details can jeopardise the efforts.
    
Sinha, who took over as CBI chief December last year, tried to distance himself from the scathing criticism the agency faced from the Supreme Court during the tenure of his predecessor, saying "that was then, not now".
    
Even during the tenure of Anil Sinha, the agency took some controversial decisions like not appealing against a court order discharging the president of a political party from serious charges levelled by the CBI, and conducting searches at the residence of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister on the day of marriage of his daughter.

 

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