Major rejig effected in Odisha IPS officers


The Odisha Government effected major reshuffle in portfolios and ranks of over 30 senior police officers including appointment of 2006 batch officer Anup Sahu as the new Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of Bhubaneswar.

The current DCP of Bhubaneswar Satyabrata Bhoi has been posted as DIG Northern Range, Sambalpur.

Special Director of Intelligence Arun Kumar Sarangi, a 1990 batch IPS officer has been posted as the Additional DGP, training and director of Biju Patnaik State Police Academy.

RK Sharma, a 1995 batch IPS officer & IG, Economic Offences Wing & STF, has been posted in place of Arun Kumar Srangi.

RP Koche, IGP, Operation (Anti-Naxal activities) has been promoted to the rank of Additional DGP and will look after operation as earlier.

ADGP Training MK Chhabra, a 1988 batch IPS officer has been appointed as ADGP Special Armed Police (SAP).

Vinaytosh Mishra, a 1993 batch IPS officer has been posted as ADGP, Modernisation. Mishra was earlier serving as Eastern Range IG, Balasore.

IGP, Personnel Arun Kumar Botha has been appointed as the IGP, CID, Crime Branch.

Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Additional Commissioner of Police PS Ranpise, who has been appointed as IG, Personnel.

Sanjay Kumar Singh has been posted as ACP, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack, while Ghanashyam Upadhyay has been appointed as the new IGP, North Central Range, Talcher.

IPS officer Yatindra Koyal is the new IGP, Vigilance and AN Sinha has been posted as the DIG, Eastern Range, Balasore.

While, Ganjam SP Ashis Singh has been appointed as DIG Southern Range, Brijesh Kumar Rai has been posted as the SP of Ganjam.

Apart from them, Diptesh Kumar Pattanayak has been appointed as DIG of Police, SC & ST Cell, Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC) and Ashis Kumar Singh as the new DIG of Police, SR, Berhampur.

2006 batch IPS officer and Mayurbhanj SP Anirudh Kumar Singh has been posted as the Commandant, Special Operations Group (SOG), Chandaka.

Jay Narayan Pankaj, 2005 batch IPS has been posted as SP of Jagatsinghpur and Balasore SP Niti Sekhar has been posted as SP, CID & Crime Branch.

Similarly, Pinak Mishra has been posted as Berhampur SP, Batula Gangadhar (Bhadrak SP), Anupama James (Deogarh SP), Kandhamal SP Mitrabhanu Mahapatra ( Angul SP), Banoth Jugal Kishore Kumar (Balasore SP), Saumya Mishra (Sundergarh SP), Prateek Singh (Kandhamal SP), Jay Narayan Pankaj (Jagatsinghpur SP), , Vivekanand Sharma (Nabarangpur SP), Mukesh Kumar Bhamboo (Bargarh SP), Awinash Kumar (Mayurbhanj SP), and Brijesh Kumar Rai (Ganjam SP).