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The Kerala government has decided to appoint DGP Nirmal Chandra Asthana as the new director of the State Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau.
A decision has been taken in this regard, sources at the office of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said today.
Asthana, a 1986 batch IPS officer, is now on Central deputation.
He has co-authored several books including one on internal security.
Asthana's appointment comes against the background of a report based on an RTI document that the state government appointed Behra as vigilance director without seeking permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs.
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