Rajendra Sharma new twin-city police commissioner
Bhubaneswar: Effecting a major reshuffle in police administration, the State government has appointed Dr Rajendra Prashad Sharma as twin-city police commissioner on Monday. He is the fourth officer to hold the top post of commissionerate police of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack. Dr Sharma is currently posted as IGP, National Security Guards (NSG) at New Delhi.
The 1986 batch IPS officer who had earlier served as SP (Balasore) and DIG (central range), will succeed Sunil Ray.
The outgoing commissioner has been transferred to police headquarters as additional DG, Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC). Ray, a 1987 batch IPS officer, had been the commissioner of police since May, 2012. Ray had succeeded BK Sharma as the third commissioner.
On his new role Sharma told OTV, “I am feeling very happy to return to Odisha after 9 years. Of course peacekeeping, prevention of crime and strengthening of basic policing will be my priority.”
“Besides, focus will also be on gaining public confidence and I will try to keep a simple approach by having goodwill with everybody,” added Sharma.
Expressing concern over the spurt in crime against women in the State capital, Sharma stated, “Surely we’ll think about special measures for women and the weaker section of the society.”
“I will request that everybody should co-operate with police and I am confident that we’ll be able to maintain law and order in the State,” quipped he.