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Saumendra Priyadarshi New Police Commissioner of Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

Bhubaneswar:8/3/21: In a sudden move, the Odisha government on Monday effected a major reshuffle in the senior IPS cadre in the State by appointing Saumendra Kumar Priyadarshi as the Police Commissioner of Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.Priyadarshi, a 1995 batch State cadre IPS officer who was posted as the ADG, Crime Branch, has replaced the incumbent commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi.

Sarangi, who recently received wide laurels from all including Governor Professor Ganeshi Lal for the dramatic arrest of the key accused in the Anjana Mishra gang rape case 22 years after the crime took place, from Maharashtra, has been shunted back to his earlier position as the CMD of Odisha Police Housing and Welfare Corporation.According to a notification issued by the Home department, M Akhaya, a 1988 batch IPS and who was posted as CMD, OPH &WC Ltd, has been now transferred and posted as DG Fire Services, CG, Home Guards & Director, Civil Defence.

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