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West Bengal govt effects police reshuffle before assembly polls

The West Bengal government on Saturday appointed Soumen Mitra as the new commissioner of Kolkata Police

West Bengal | All India Trinamool Congress

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

The government on Saturday appointed Soumen Mitra as the new commissioner of Kolkata Police, and transferred incumbent Anuj Sharma as additional director general of the state CID before the state assembly polls.

Jawed Shamim will be the new additional director general, law and order, of the Police, taking over from Gyanwant Singh, the state government said in an order.

Ajay Kumar Nand will be the new commissioner of Barrackpore Police Commissionerate and Supratim Sarkar will take over as the Bidhanagar Police commissioner, it said.

Mitra has been holding the post of ADG, Training, of Police, while Shamim is special commissioner I of Kolkata Police.

to the 294-member state assembly are due in April-May this year.

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First Published: Sat, February 06 2021. 18:35 IST