Bhubaneswar, December 9 (LocalWire): 1986 batch IPS officer Abhay today took over as the Director General of Police (DGP), state’s police chief post.
Earlier, the Odisha cadre IPS officer was on deputation working as Director, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad.
The Odisha government had November 20 had named Abhay as the DGP) in place of B K Sharma.
The ex-DGP DGP BK Sharma who earlier removed from the police chief post on irregularities allegedly perpetrated by him as Odisha fire service head is currently posted as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Home Department.
A high level inquiry has been instituted against Sharma, who also headed director fire services. The ongoing probe is looking into the circumstances into the inordinate delay for issuance of fire safety certificates to the applicants by the directorate.