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N C Asthana new Kerala Vigilance chief

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

The government has decided to appoint DGP Nirmal as the new of the

A decision has been taken in this regard, sources at the office of said today.

Asthana, a 1986 batch IPS officer, is now on Central deputation.

He has co-authored several books including one on internal security.

DGP (Law and Order) was holding additional charge as vigilance after was transferred from the post in March last year.

Asthana's appointment comes against the background of a report based on an RTI document that the appointed Behra as vigilance without seeking permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 18:41 IST
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