Published On: Mon, May 30th, 2016

Surajit Kar Purkayastha appointed new DGP in West Bengal

Kolkata: Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Surajit Kar Purkayastha a was today appointed as the new Director General of Police in West Bengal following retirement of G M P Reddy.

Surajit Kar Purkayastha was today appointed as the new DGP in West Bengal.

Surajit Kar Purkayastha was today appointed as the new DGP in West Bengal.

A 1985 IPS officer, Purkayastha who is at present DG (CID), will take charge of the state police tomorrow, officials said.

He was Kolkata’s police commissioner till February before being promoted ahead of the state Assembly elections.

IPS officer Raj Kanojia, DGP (intelligence), will be the new Commandant General and DG of Home Guards in place of D P Tarenia.

Kanojia will also hold the additional charge of coastal security.

Tarenia, on the other hand, will be the DG of State Crime Records Bureau.

C V Muralidhar who is the DG (armed police) has been appointed as adviser, security and vigilance (WBSEDCL).

Besides the reshuffle in these four IPS officers, the government has also transferred 41 inspectors.

Some of the inspectors who were earlier transferred by the Election Commission during Assembly polls were re-instated by the government.

PTI

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