Gujarat: AK Sharma IPS is back as DGP

Gujarat IPS officer and former joint director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Arun Kumar Sharma has been appointed as the Director General of Police (DGP) (Prevention of Atrocities against Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe and Weaker Section) by an order of the Gujarat Government on Friday.

As per a notification order by Pankaj Kumar, additional chief secretary to government of Gujarat, Home Department, “State Government is pleased to promote Arun Kumar Sharma IPS (Guj 1987) who is waiting for posting on his repatriation to parent cadre from central deputation, to DGP cadre and appointed on vacant ex cadre post of DGP (Prevention of Atrocities against Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe and Weaker Section) Gandhinagar by relieving Vikas Sahay IPS (GJ 1989) from the additional charge (sic)”.

Arun Kumar Sharma, a native of Bihar, is a Gujarat cadre IPS officer of 1987 batch. In April 2015, Sharma was brought to Delhi and given the post of Joint Director CBI. Sharma’s appointment to CBI came at a time when the central agency was still probing the fake encounter case of Sadiq Jamal Mehtar in Gujarat.

Sharma was earlier the special commissioner of Ahmedabad Detection of Crime Branch (DCB). Sharma, after his stint at CBI, then served as the Additional Director General (ADG) of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in New Delhi.

The Gujarat Government also promoted IPS officer (Gujarat cadre 2003) Ashok Kumar Yadav, the Deputy Inspector General (DIG),…

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