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Sanjay Chander to take over as new DGP from July 1

Sanjay Chander to take over as new DGP from July 1

KOLKATA: In a major change to the Bengal IPS cadre, state Director General of Police (DGP) Virendra was replaced on Friday.

In a notification issued late in the day by the additional Chief Secretary of the Home and Hill Affairs department, 1987 batch IPS officer Sanjay Chander has been directed to take over as the new DGP, with effect from July 1.

Chander is presently posted as the Additional Director General of Police, Counter Insurgency Force (CIF). He

has now been placed in the post of DGP, CIF, until further orders.

The sudden removal of Virendra possibly comes in light of the spate of violence in Bhatpara following the Lok Sabha poll results and more recently in Gurap.

It is apprehended that his inability to prevent the law and order situation from spinning out of control on multiple instances in this connection has triggered the government to take the step.

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