The Telangana government on Thursday appointed senior IPS officer Anjani Kumar (IPS:1990:TG) as the new Director General of Police (DGP), in place of M Mahender Reddy (IPS:1986:TG), who is retiring from service on superannuation on December 31. Anjani Kumar is presently Director General of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). He had earlier served as the Hyderabad city police commissioner. However, the order said Anjani Kumar will only be holding full additional charge of the DGP for the time being, till the government appoints a full-time DGP. He will also act as the DGP (Coordination).
Senior IPS officer Ravi Gupta (IPS:1990:TG), Principal Secretary, Home Department was also transferred and posted as Director General, Anti-Corruption Bureau. He will hold full Additional charge of Vigilance and Enforcement DG.
Telangana Additional Director of Police (law and order) Dr. Jitender (IPS:1992:TG) has also been transferred and posted as Principal Secretary, Home Department. He is also placed in full additional charge of the post of Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services, Telangana, Hyderabad.
Rachakonda police commissioner Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat (IPS:1995:TG) has been transferred and posted as Additional Director General of Police, CID, Telangana in the existing vacancy.
Devendra Singh Chauhan (IPS:1997:TG), who was Additional Commissioner of Police (L&O), Hyderabad, is transferred and posted as Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda Commissionerate.
Sanjay Kumar Jain (IPS:1997:TG), Additional Director General of Police (P&L), has been transferred and posted as Additional Director General of Police (L&O). The Member of Service is also placed in full additional charge of the post of Director General, Telangana State Disaster Response & Fire Services, Telangana, Hyderabad.