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Rajeev Kumar appointed as new Kolkata Police Commissioner

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

In a major reshuffle in the IPS cadre in West Bengal, Additional Director General of Police, CID, Rajeev Kumar, has been appointed as new Police Commissioner replacing Surajit Kar Purakayastha.

A 1989 batch IPS officer, Kumar had earlier worked as Commissioner of Police, Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate and as Special Task Force (STF) chief under Police.

Following Kumar's appointment to the top post in city police, Purakayastha, 1985 batch IPS officer, has been transferred on promotion as (CID), state Home Department officials said here today.

Besides, ten other senior IPS officers were also transferred to different posts in the state.

Among them, Special CP(I) in Police, Soumen Mitra, has been transferred as ADG (CID), while IGP(II) CID, Vineet Kumar Goyal, has been transferred as Additional CP(I) in Kolkata Police.

Besides, Additional CP(I) in Kolkata Police, R Shivakumar, has been asked to take over as Additional CP(II) in the same force, while Additional CP(II) in Kolkata Police, Rajeev Mishra, would take over as Additional CP(III) in the same force.

SP, Bharati Ghosh, has been asked to take over as OSD, LWE (Operational in the rank of SP), while EFR Commandant (Ist Battalion) B V Chandra Sekhar would take over as SP, district, the officers added. PTI AKB.

First Published: Fri, January 29 2016. 21:42 IST