Punjab Cop Dinkar Gupta Is New NIA Chief

| Updated : June 23, 2022, 8:27 pm
Updated : June 23, 2022, 8:27 pm

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NEW DELHI: The Central government on Thursday appointed senior IPS officer Dinkar Gupta as the new Director-General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for the appointment of Shri Dinkar Gupta, IPS (PB: 87) as Director-General, National Investigative Agency in Level-17 of the post and up to 31.03.2024 i.e. date of his superannuation or till further orders whichever takes place earlier,” the DoPT order read.

Gupta, a 1987-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Punjab cadre has earlier served as Director General of Police (DGP) in Punjab.

However, he was removed as the state police chief by the Congress government under Charanjit Singh Channi in September last year days after Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as the CM of the state.

Gupta during his stint with Punjab Police has worked as an SSP of Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur districts at the time of militancy in Punjab. He also served as DIG of Jalandhar Range, Ludhiana Range, Counter Intelligence and Intelligence till 2004.

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