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Uttar Pradesh Gets Fourth Consecutive Acting DGP

  • 02 Feb 2024
  • 1 min read

Why in News?

Recently, the Uttar Pradesh government appointed director-general (law and order) Prashant Kumar as the acting state police chief.

Key Points

  • Prashant Kumar is a 1990 batch Indian Police Service officer with over three decades of experience at various important posts including Additional director general of police of law and order and Meerut Zone.
  • He will also hold the posts of DG (law and order) and DG (economic offences wing). He is likely to continue as acting DGP till his superannuation in May 2025, if not removed by the state government due to any reason.
  • He was considered as the main person behind implementing the state government’s zero tolerance policy against crime and mafia.
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