Bhubaneswar: Effecting a major reshuffle in the Indian Police Service (IPS) cadre, the Odisha government on Wednesday transferred Nayagarh superintendent of police (SP) Pratyush Diwakar and also saw new postings at SP level in 12 other districts.
Pratyush, a 2015 batch IPS officer has been appointed as the additional inspector general (headquarters). Sidhartha Kataria, the current SDPO of Talcher, replaced Diwakar as the new SP of Nayagarh.
2015 batch IPS Pratyush Diwakar, Nayagarh SP has been transferred & posted as AIG, Hdqrs.
2017 IPS Sidhartha Kataria has been appointed as new SP, Nayagarh pic.twitter.com/B3FQhk3mEJ
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The transfer of Diwakar came at a time when the kidnap and subsequent murder of a five-year-old girl from the districts triggered massive political outrage in the State.
According to an official notification, as many as 21 IPS officers and one OPS officer have been transferred. Sarthak Sarangi, SP of CID, CB has been promoted as DIG(I/C) of Angul. Similarly, 2002 batch IPS officer Narasingha Bhol has been posted as IGP of Sambalpur, SP Bhadrak, Pandit Rajesh Uttamrao promoted to DIG (I/C) of Koraput and Sheefen Ahamed K as DIG (Technical).
Here are other transfers and postings
Awinash Kumar, SP, EOW has been posted as DIG(I/C),SAP
Niti Shekhar, SP, Kendrapara has been posted as Addl.TC (ENF) C&T Department
B.Gangadhar, SP, Kalahandi has been posted as SP, Sambalpur
Charan Singh Meena, SP, Jajpur has been posted as SP,Bhadrak
K Shiva Subramani, SP, Rourkela has been posted as SP, Dhenkanal
Rahul PR, SP, Jharsuguda has been posted as SP,Jajpur
Madkar Sandip Sampad , SP, Bolangir has been posted as SP, Kendrapara
Mukesh Kumar Bhamo, SP,Koraput, has been posted as SP, Rourkela
Shravana, Vivek M, SP,Rayagada has been posted as SP, Kalahandi
Kusalkar Nitin Dagudu, SP, Nawarangpur has been posted as SP,Bolangir
Vivekananda Sharma, AIG, Hdqrs. has been posted as SP, Rayagada
Varun Guntupalli, SDPO, Jeypore has been posted as SP, Koraput
Prahalad Sahai Meena, SDPO, Malkangiri has been posted as SP, Nawarangpur
Akhilesvar Singh, who is attached to State Police Headquarters has been appointed as Commandant, SOG
Satyajit Nayak,IPS on return from Central Deputation has been appointed as SP,Computer
Bikash Das, OPS Addl.SP, IUCAW, Bhadrak has been appointed as SP(I/C) Jharsuguda
(Edited By Suryakant Jena)