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3-month extension to Punjab DGP Suresh Arora

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

has been given a three-month extension as the of police.

According to official orders, the appointments committee of the Union cabinet has approved the Home Ministry's proposal to extend Arora's service for of three months beyond the date of his superannuation on September 30, in public interest.

Earlier, the had approached the Centre, seeking extension of Arora's tenure as the DGP.

Arora, a 1982 batch IPS officer, was made the DGP in 2015 by the after replacing Sumedh Singh Saini, following police firing at Behbal Kalan in Faridkot.

When the came to power last year, it did not change the incumbent from

Notably, the had earlier announced that it would approach the to review its July 3, 2018 order, directing states to choose and appoint their DGP from a panel to be constituted by the UPSC based on the proposals of the concerned.

On August 28, the Assembly had passed the Police (Amendment) Bill 2018, to pave the way for setting up of a for selection of DGP.

The had decided to amend the Police Act, 2007, to enable constitution of a state police panel for appointment of DGP after seeking Atul Nanda's opinion on this issue.

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

First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 18:40 IST