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Chhattisgarh govt assigns new postings to 6 IPS officers

Raipur: In a fresh bureaucratic reshuffle in Chhattisgarh, the just-elected Congress government has assigned new postings to six senior Indian Police Service officers, including three Inspector Generals of Police (IGPs).

IGP Durg Range G P Singh was shifted and appointed IG at PHQ Raipur.

An official order to this effect was issued late Wednesday night by the home department, an official here said Thursday.

According to the order, S R P Kalluri, currently IG (Training) at the Police Headquarters (PHQ) at Raipur, has been made IG of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and Economic Offences Wing (EOW).

The 1994-batch IPS officer had served as IG of Bastar Range from June 2014 to February 2017.

During his posting in the Naxal hotbed, Kalluri had faced criticism for alleged fake encounters and targeting local journalists, social and human rights activists.

In February, 2017 Kalluri was moved out of Bastar and transferred to PHQ, Raipur.

Arun Deo Gautam, a 1992-batch IPS officer currently Additional Director General (ADG) at the Crime Investigation Department (CID), has been shifted to mantralaya (secretariat) as secretary of home, jail and transport departments.

IGP Durg Range G P Singh was shifted and appointed IG at PHQ Raipur.

Deputy Inspector General (Dantewada Range) Ratan Lal Dangi, a 2003-batch IPS officer, has been made in-charge IGP of Durg Range.

Similarly, IGP Raipur Range Dipanshu Kabra has been shifted as IG, PHQ Raipur, while Anand Chhabra, a 2001-batch IPS officer, who is special secretary in home, jail and transport departments, has been made new in-charge IGP of Raipur Range.

On Wednesday night, the government had replaced Chief Secretary Ajay Singh with Sunil Kujur, a 1986-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer.

The Congress government has effected nearly half a dozen bureaucratic reshuffles since taking charge in mid- December.



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