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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The newly appointed Director General of Police (DGP) of Odisha, Sunil Bansal, on Saturday sought help from the people to prevent crimes in the State.

Extending his good wishes to the people of the State on the occasion of the New Year, Bansal said, "Odisha police will try its best to prevent crimes in the State. However, we need cooperation from the people to be fully successful in our endeavour," said Bansal.

The senior IPS officer also assured that he will carry forward the legacy and success of Odisha police.

"Honourable Chief Minister has put a lot of confidence in me and I will try my best to guide Odisha police in providing the adequate security and safety to the people of the State. Our priority will be to work harder for the safety and security of women and senior citizens in the State and make them feel that police are their friends," said Bansal.

Notably, the Odisha cadre IPS officer of 1987 batch, Bansal took the reins of the State's police force from the outgoing DGP Abhay at a function at the Odisha Police Headquarters in Cuttack on December 31, 2021.

Bansal who had served as the chief of the district police units in Mayurbhanj and Sambalpur had left Odisha on Central deputation in 1994. Prior to his appointment as the head of the Odisha police, Bansal served as the Special Director of Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau, Mumbai.

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