Bhubaneswar, April 8 (LocalWire): Bijay Kumar Sharma, director general of fire services, was on Sunday given the temporary charge of Odisha police after incumbent DGP R.P. Sharma had to urgently leave for New Delhi following the sudden death of his wife.
Sharma will be in-charge of Odisha police, in addition to his present duty, till the time the DGP rejoins office, official sources said.
The state government had recommended the names of three senior IPS officers to the Election Commission for selection of temporary DGP in poll-bound Odisha.
Sharma has been given the additional duty following the commission’s approval.