West Bengal DGP to remain in office till May, 2018
Kolkata: Director General of West Bengal Police Surajit Kar Purkayastha will continue in office till May, 2018 in compliance with a Supreme Court order of 2006, which directed that the DGP or IGP of a state will remain in office for not less than two years, the state Home Department said here today.
Purkayastha, who is to reach his retirement age of 60 in December this year, will now continue in office till May 31, 2018.
The West Bengal government issued the order stating, “In compliance with the order of the Supreme Court passed on June 22, 2006 on the basis of a civil writ petition, the DG or IG of Police, West Bengal, shall hold office for not less than two years irrespective of his date of superannuation.”
Purkayastha, who took over as the DGP of West Bengal Police on May 31, 2016, shall hold office up to May 31, 2018, the Home Department said.
Purkayastha was the Commissioner of Kolkata Police till January, 2016.