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SK Jain likely to be acting DGP

Govt not to extend Hanaman’s tenure, says Mukul

 SHILLONG: The state government will not extend the service of the incumbent Director General of Police (DGP) PJP Hanaman, who is retiring on December 31.

Indicating this on Monday, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said that a senior IPS officer will be appointed as the acting DGP till the Government appoints a fulltime DGP.

Speaking over phone from Tura, the Chief Minister informed that the process of selecting a new DGP has already begun and added that the Government will appoint Hanaman’s successor after completing the necessary formalities.

It may be mentioned here that on December 17 last, the State Security Commission (SSC) finalised a list of five senior IPS officers of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre for the police chief’s post in accordance with the Meghalaya Police Act, 2010.

The five include DK Pathak (1979), Rajendra Kumar (1980), Ramesh Tayal (1980), Rajiv Mehta (1981) and SK Jain (1984).

Pathak, who belongs to the 1979 batch, is currently the director-general of the Border Security Force (BSF) while Kumar, of the 1980 batch, is the chairman-cum-managing director of Assam Police Housing Corporation Ltd. Tayal, also of the 1980 batch, is presently the director general of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). He was earlier appointed as the special DG, CRPF. While Pathak and Tayal will superannuate in 2016, Kumar will retire next year.

Mehta, who belongs to the 1981 batch, is currently heading the Narcotics Control Bureau in Delhi while Jain, who is from the 1984 batch, is presently Meghalaya additional DGP in charge of CID and Special Branch. Both Mehta and Jain will retire from service in 2016.

Sources indicate that with four of the IPS officers are all posted outside, Jain is most likely will be entrusted with the top job till such time a fulltime DGP is appointed.

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