Dinkar Gupta, a 1987 batch IPS officer, on Thursday appointed the Director General of Punjab Police.
His appointment was cleared by the CM Capt Amrinder Singh on Thursday morning. He succeeds Suresh Arora, who had been on an extension after his retirement on September 30 last year.
In his previous stint, Gupta was posted as Director General of Police, Intelligence, Punjab, which involved the direct supervision of Punjab State Intelligence Wing, State Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and Organised Crime Control Unit (OCCU).
He was decorated with Police Medal for Gallantry (1992) and Bar to Police Medal for Gallantry (1994) for display of exceptional courage, conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty of a high order.
Gupta was also decorated with the Police Medal for Meritorious Services by the President and the Presidents Police Medal for Distinguished Service (2010).
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