In a notable recognition of his passion and dedication to adventure sports, IPS Krishna Prakash, the Chief of Force One, Maharashtra, has been awarded the Shiv Chhatrapati Maharashtra Sports Award by the Government of Maharashtra. This marks the first time an IPS officer has been honored in adventure sports. The award ceremony took place at Balewadi Stadium in Pune, where Governor Ramesh Bais and CM Eknath Shinde presented the accolade.
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Amid ongoing violence in Haryana's Nuh district, the efforts of IPS officer Mamta Singh to rescue hostages in a temple, and maintain law & order is commendable. Bringing honour to the police department, IPS Mamta Singh fearlessly led the police force and successfully rescued the captives from a temple in Nuh. The 1996 batch IPS officer, who also received the prestigious presidential award is a glory for the Haryana Police.
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Ravi Sinha, a senior IPS officer of the Chhattisgarh cadre, has been appointed a new chief of India's external intelligence Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Appointed on June 19, Sinha will succeed incumbent Samant Goel, for two-years tenure. Sinha, a 1988 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, is currently serving as special secretary of, Cabinet Secretariat. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved Sinha's appointment as… read-more
Senior IPS officer of 2005 Batch Madhur Verma is the new head of the anti-corruption branch (ACB), confirmed officials on August 9. Prior to ACB Head, IPS Verma was an additional commissioner in the Delhi police’s armed department and succeeded Sunil Kumar Gautam. He also worked as the DCP of the crime branch in New Delhi's north district and was public relations officer of the Delhi Police till 2019.
Sanjay Arora, a Tamil Nadu-cadre IPS officer who is now the Director General of ITBP, was named Commissioner of Delhi Police on July 31. Arora will replace Rakesh Asthana. Arora, IPS officer from 1988 batch, will take over on August 1 and will serve till further notice. He was the SP of Tamil Nadu Police STF that pursued forest brigand Veerappan, for which he… read-more
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The Karnataka government suspended IPS officer Amrit Paul on July 4 after the Crime Investigation Team (CID) arrested him for his suspected participation in the police sub-inspector (PSI) recruitment scam. IAS officer J Manjunath, former DC of Bengaluru Urban, was also suspended by the Karnataka government after being detained in a bribery case by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai praised his… read-more
Tapan Kumar Deka, 1988-batch IPS officer from Himachal cadre, has been appointed as the director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB). Deka will replace current IB chief Arvind Kumar, after the end of his tenure on June 30. Reportedly, the government has selected Deka over other senior officers, going with "merit over seniority". Furthermore, Deka has been monitoring terrorists and religious radicalization for the past two decades.
Mumbai DCP (Zone two) has been transferred in "public interest" after money extortion case was registered against three inspectors under his zone. On February 24, after the Crime Intelligence Unit's (CIU) investigation, the Mumbai Police removed IPS Officer Saurabh Tripaathi and appointed Shasheekumar Meena as the new DCP, Zone two. Meanwhile, Tripaathi will be DCP of Operations, Mumbai Police. Also, the accused Inspectors in money extortion… read-more
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Retired IPS officer and founder of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in Mumbai, Aftab Ahmed Khan (81), passed away following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter. Khan was commissioned as an IPS officer in the Maharashtra cadre, in 1963. "Khan saab was a dashing officer who always led from the front," said Iqbal Shaikh, his friend and retired ACP.
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Punjab government under the leadership of Charanjit Singh Channi has decided to appoint Senior IPS officer Viresh Kumar Bhawra as the new director general of police of Punjab. Bhawra is an IPS officer of the 1987 batch, reported PTI. He will hold the office for two years from the date of assumption, as per the government's order. He will replace the current DGP Siddharth Chattopadhyaya.
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