New Odisha DGP Abhay Arrives In Bhubaneswar, To Take Charge Today

Bhubaneswar: Senior IPS officer Abhay arrived here on Monday after relinquishing charge as Director of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (NAP) in Hyderabad.

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He is scheduled to take charge as the new DGP of Odisha from the in-charge DGP Satyajit Mohanty at 4.30 pm at State Police Headquarters in Cuttack.

On December 6, Appointments Committee of Cabinet had approved Ministry of Home Affairs proposal for premature repatriation of Abhay to home cadre.  He was relieved of his duty and given the Guard of Honour on the same day.

He has been serving as NAP Director since January 2, 2018, and trained the 70RR and 71RR of IPS probationers during his short tenure.

Earlier speaking to Odisha Bytes, Abhay had said that he was deeply honoured and humbled by his new appointment. “I look forward to serve the people of Odisha to the best of my capacity,” he added.

Prior to his appointment at NPA, he was posted as Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), and also served the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation on international deputation.

During his seven-year tenure in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), he headed the Anti-Corruption Branch in Odisha and was the Deputy Inspector General, Bank Frauds and Security Cell in New Delhi.

1986-batch IPS officer of Odisha cadre was also posted as Director of CBI Academy. Before that, he was Additional Director General (Training) in the CRPF.

In a major late evening reshuffle on November 20, the state government removed the incumbent in-charge DGP and Director-General Fire Services and Home Guard, BK Sharma and posted him as Officer On Special Duty (OSD), Home Department, and posted the Special DG, Intelligence, Satyajit, as the in-charge DGP.

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