Senior IPS officer Amitabh Ranjan has been appointed as the new Director-General of Tripura Police, replacing Akhil Kumar Shukla, who retired from service on Friday.
According to the Home Department official, Amitabh Ranjan, an Indian Police Service officer of 1988 batch, is currently posted as Additional Director of Intelligence Bureau under the Union Home Ministry.
Reportedly, the new DGP is likely to join in his new post within a week. Amitabh Ranjan had earlier worked in Tripura as Superintendent of Police (Special Branch) in 1998.
Ranjan’s appointment as state police head was approved by Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on late Thursday.
Outgoing DGP Shukla was the 1986 batch IPS officer and before joining as Tripura police DGP, he was also Deputy Director of Intelligence Bureau of the Union Home Ministry.
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