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Satyajit Mohanty took charge as in-charge Director General of Police

Bhubaneswar: 21/11/19:Satyajit Mohanty, a 1988-batch IPS officer, took charge as in-charge Director General of Police ( I/C DGP) of the State. Mohanty, who was Special DG (Prisons), has also been transferred as Special DG (Intelligence).

Mohanty would continue in the highest police post till newly-appointed DGP Abhay takes charge. Abhay, a 1986-batch IPS officer, is now on Central deputation. Abhay is currently Director of National Police Academy in Hyderabad.

According to information, the State Government removed BK Sharma from the DGP late on Wednesday night and ordered a probe against him for alleged noncompliance with government instructions to fire safety clearances.

A three-member inquiry committee comprising Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy, Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra and Home Secretary Sanjeev Chopra will conduct the probe against Sharma. They will investigate under which circumstances the applications of fire safety recommendations and certificates have been kept for long periods.

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