Viresh Kumar Bhawra, 1987-batch IPS Officer, Appointed New Punjab DGP

Viresh Kumar Bhawra, a 1987-batch IPS officer, was appointed Punjab’s new police chief on Saturday. He’s the third director general of police in three months.

A report in The Indian Express stated that the officiating Punjab DGP and state Congress chief Navjot Sidhu’s choice, 1986-batch IPS officer Siddharth Chattopadhyaya, could not make it to the panel as UPSC considered October 5 as cut-off date to consider the names of IPS officers.

Bhawra was appointed as Punjab police intelligence chief in February 2019 former state police chief Dinkar Gupta, also of 1987-batch, who had then taken over as Punjab DGP.

(details awaited)

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