In a police shake-up, Punjab government today issued posting orders of seven senior officials, including five IPS officers, on administrative grounds with immediate effect.
IPS officer S K Asthana, who is at present Inspector General (Bathinda Zone), has been given the additional charge of Inspector General of Police, modernisation, while Parmod Ban has been appointed as IGP, Special Protection Unit, an official spokesperson of the state government said.
IPS officer Lok Nath Angra, who is IGP (Zonal-II) Jalandhar, has been given the charge of Commissioner of Police Amritsar, the official said.
Senior police officers S K Singh and A K Pandey have been appointed as IGP, Security, and IGP, Human Rights, respectively.
IPS officer Amar Singh Chahal, who was Amritsar Police Commissioner, has been appointed as DIG Patiala, while IPS officer Balkar Singh Sidhu has been posted as DIG, Intelligence, the spokesperson added.