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2 days after bloody Naxal attack in Sukma, CRPF gets new Director General

PTI
Published Apr 26, 2017, 7:58 pm IST
Updated Apr 26, 2017, 9:09 pm IST
The paramilitary force was headless for nearly two months after the retirement of K Durga Prasad on February 28.
Injured CRPF being brought to Raipur for treatment on Monday follwing a Maoist attack at Burkapal near Chintagufa in Bastar. (Photo: PTI)
 Injured CRPF being brought to Raipur for treatment on Monday follwing a Maoist attack at Burkapal near Chintagufa in Bastar. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar was on Wednesday appointed as the Director General of the CRPF, two days after 25 personnel of the force were massacred by Naxals in Chhattisgarh.

The paramilitary force was headless for nearly two months after the retirement of K Durga Prasad on February 28.

 

Bhatnagar, a 1983 batch IPS officer, will be the new DG of the CRPF, official sources said.

Senior IPS officer R K Pachnanda was also appointed as the DG of Indo Tibetan Border Police force.

Pachnanda is a 1983 batch IPS officer of West Bengal cadre.

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