Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, a 1983 batch IPS officer, will be the new DG of the CRPF. Photograph: (Twitter)
Senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar was today appointed as the Director General of the CRPF, two days after 25 personnel of the force were massacred by Maoists in Chhattisgarh.
The paramilitary force was headless for nearly two months after the retirement of K Durga Prasad on February 28.
Bhatnagar, a 1983 batch IPS officer, will be the new DG of the CRPF, official sources said.
Senior IPS officer R K Pachnanda was also appointed as the DG of Indo-Tibetan Border Police force.
Pachnanda is a 1983 batch IPS officer of West Bengal cadre.