After Sukma attack, CRPF gets new director general

Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar. Photograph:( Twitter )

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 26, 2017, 02.36 PM (IST)

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.

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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. 

(PTI)

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Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed as new CRPF DG||CRPF was headless for nearly two months after the retirement of K Durga Prasad on Feb 28||This comes two days after 25 personnel of the force were massacred by Maoists in Chhattisgarh

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