Major reshuffle of IPS officers in state

Bhubaneswar: The state government on Monday effected a major reshuffle in the IPS cadre.

While 1986 batch IPS officer BK Sharma continues as Commissioner of Police and promoted to ADG rank, YB Khurania has been posted as IG Operations. Similarly, Amrit Mohan Prasad is new IG Vigilance, SM Narvane is IG Railways. Debasish Panigrahi is Spl Secy Home, Sanjiv Marik is ADG- Headquarters, V Thiagarajan is chief of police training academy.

Abhay has been posted as ADG Crime Branch, Pradeep Kapur as ADG HRPC, M Nageswar Rao as ADG OSAP. Nitinjit Singh as Bhubaneswar DCP, Rekha Lohani as Addl CP, S Praveen Kumar as Cuttack DCP, Amitendra Sinha as Puri SP, Himanshu Lal as Rourkela SP. Asit Panigrahi as DIG OSAP, PS Ranpise as DIG Personnel, Sanjay Kumar DIG-Eastern Range, D S Kutte as DIG- Central Range.

Santosh Bala as IGP-North Central Range, R P Koche as IGP Northern Range, Lalit Das as IGP Modernisation. Jaideep Nayak as IGP Provisioning, SK Nath as IGP CID.

The 1998 batch IPS Dayal Gangwar is Jharsuguda SP, Soorya Thankpan is SP Mayurbhanj, Nikhil Kumar Kanodia is SP Sambalpur, Kavita Jalan is SP Bargarh, Sanjay Kumar Kaushal is SP Nuapada, Deepak Kuamar is SP Jajpur, Sanjeev Arora is SP Sundargarh, Jai Narayan Pankaj is SP Kandhamal, Awinash Kumar is Bolangir SP, and Rajesh U Pandit is Ganjam SP

Likewise, senior OPS officer Chintamani Panda is SP Bhadrak, OPS officer Ajay Sarangi is SP Security Wing, OPS officer Chittaranjan Das is SP Deogarh, OPS officer Karamsey Kawar is SP Special Branch, and 1976 batch IPS Arun Kumar Upadhyay is officer without duty.