The Assam government of Saturday (28.01.2023) appointed senior IPS officer Gyanendra Pratap Singh (IPS:1991:AM) as the next Director General of Police (DGP) of the state. Presently, he is posted as Special DGP (Law and Order), will take over from Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta (IPS:1988:AM), who retires at the end of this month.
Singh served as Inspector General of the National Investigation Agency on central deputation. While his tenure there was to end in November 2020, he was abruptly recalled in December 2019 as ADGP (Law & Order) to quell violent protests opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act in Assam. He was also a part of the Special Protection Group (SPG) earlier.