Senior IPS officer Abhay assumes charges as Odisha DGP

Cuttack: The 1986 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Abhay today took charge as the Director General of Police (DGP) of Odisha at Police Headquarter in Cuttack.

A Guard of Honour was given by police personnel to the new DGP at the Police Headquarter.

Speaking to reporters, the new DGP said priority will be given to ‘Mo Sarkar’ programme. The police will ensure that complainants visiting police station get better services. Also, Odisha Police will work towards becoming more popular among public. He has also prepared a road map for Odisha Police to deliver services under 5T initiative.

He said even though the Naxal situation has improved significantly over the past five years in the state, the police will work towards containing and controlling this menace.

He also listed that organised crime will be monitored while the overall investigation standard would be increased so that the conviction percentage improves.

Prior to his new posting, Abhay was working as Director of the National Police Academy. He also worked as the DG of Narcotics Control Bureau.

Last month the State government appointed Abhay as the new DGP after shunting former DGP BK Sharma for his alleged involvement in irregularities in providing Fire Safety certificates.

As Abhay was on a Central deputation, he could not assume charge immediately after the government notification. The State government had appointed senior IPS officer Satyajit Mohanty as interim DGP for a brief period.

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