Published On : Wed, Apr 26th, 2017

Days after Sukma attack, CRPF gets new chief


CRPF chief Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar
New Delhi: Senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar was today appointed as the Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force, two days after 25 personnel of the force were massacred by Naxals 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 Tiben Border Police force.

Pachnanda is a 1983 batch IPS officer of West Bengal cadre.