Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: 2006 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Anup Sahu on Tuesday assumed office as the new Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of Bhubaneswar. He replaced Satyabrata Bhoi who will now take charge as the new Northern Range DIG.

After assuming charge, Sahu said his main challenges would be controlling crime, traffic management & ensuring security of VIPs.  Besides, focus would be given on maintaining law and order, safety of women and tackling of cyber crime, he said.

Sahu was earlier appointed as Bhadrak SP in April 2017 following severe breakdown in law and order situation in the town after communal clashes had erupted over a defamatory social media post against Hindu Gods during Ram Navami celebrations.

Meanwhile, the outgoing DCP Bhoi who is a 2004 batch IPS officer was also given guard of honour at the office headquarters.  Bhoi thanked the people of Bhubaneswar for lending support in his nearly three and half year term as DCP.

Terming it as an amazing journey, Bhoi said, “Bhubaneswar is being considered as a main city in Eastern India and is growing at a rapid pace. Due to increase in population, commercial activities and challenges have also grown exponentially. I believe that I have lived up to the expectations and better policing has been provided to people in this period."

When asked about if he had any regrets, Bhoi said "Twin City Commissionerate is one of the youngest in the country and is still in an evolving phase. My experience here is quite unique and will help me a lot in discharging my duty in my coming years."

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