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Delhi Anti-Corruption Bureau gets new chief

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Senior IPS officer Praveer Ranjan has been appointed the chief of Anti-corruption Bureau of government.

Ranjan, a 1993 batch IPS officer, has replaced G C Dwivedi with whom Chief Minister Kejriwal reportedly had differences on a number of issues including overall functioning of ACB.

Earlier this month, Kejriwal had requested Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to appoint Ranjan as head of ACB replacing Dwivedi.

Ranjan, an officer from Union Territory cadre, was heading the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Police.

"Recently, Kejriwal had urged Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to transfer top five Anti-Corruption Bureau officers including Additional Commissioner G C Dwivedi, one DCP and three DCPs. Ranjan's name was suggested by the government, which has been accepted," said the government source.

"He (Ranjan) is in town and will soon be joining the office," the source said, adding a decision on posting of other police officials was pending.

First Published: Wed, January 22 2014. 22:03 IST