Cover Story Jammu & Kashmir The Lead

J&K’s intelligence chief promoted to DGP rank

RR Swain, AK Choudhary elevated

Srinagar, Feb 19: Jammu & Kashmir’s intelligence chief, RR Swain, and other senior IPS officer has been promoted to the rank of director-general of police.

According to an order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, a copy of which is in possession of news agency R R Swain and A K Choudhary have been promoted to DGP rank with effect from 01 January 2021.

Swain, who is ADGP, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), has held key positions in Jammu & Kashmir including district police chief of both Srinagar and Jammu districts-considered the most sensitive assignments in J&K.

He also served as DIG of the State Vigilance Organisation, now known as the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

He returned from central deputation last year and was posted as ADGP CID.

The other IPS officer who was promoted is A.K. Choudhary(ADGP, Armed Police).

With this order, the number of DGP rank officers of J&K cadre which was merged with AGMUT has gone to eight, of which three are on central deputation. The officers with DGP rank are Navin Aggarwal (central deputation), V.K. Singh (DGP, Prisons), SM Sahai (central deputation), Dilbagh Singh (DGP, J&K Police), Laltendu Mohanti (central deputation) and Dr. B. Srinivas (Commandant General, HG/CD & SDRF).


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