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Baghel govt removes Upadhyay as Chhattisgarh DGP, D M Awasthi takes charge

Upadhyay, a 1985-batch IPS officer, who was the DGP since March 2014, has been made Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the Police Housing Corporation

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Bhupesh Baghel
Bhupesh Baghel

In a sudden move, the newly-elected government in late Wednesday evening removed (DGP)

D M Awasthi, a 1986-batch IPS officer, has been given temporary charge of the post.

As per an order issued by the government, Upadhyay, a 1985-batch IPS officer, who was the DGP since March 2014, has been made Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the

Awasthi, who is Special Director General (SDG) for anti-naxal operations and the State Intelligence Branch (SIB), has been given temporary charge of DGP Police along with his existing charges, it said.

Moreover, Awasthi, who also used to handle as Chairman-cum-Managing Director, will be relived from this charge after Upadhyay takes over, the order said.

First Published: Thu, December 20 2018. 01:15 IST
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