Monday, June 5, 2023

Bihar government appoints RS Bhatti as next DGP amid spurious liquor tragedy

The Bihar government on Sunday appointed senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Rajwinder Singh Bhatti as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of the state.

“Rajwinder Singh Bhatti, a 1990 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre, is hereby appointed as DGP of Bihar until further orders,” said a notification issued by the state home department.

He is currently on central deputation as Additional Director General (Eastern Command) of Border Security Force (BSF).

Bhatti will replace the current incumbent SK Singhal, whose term ends on Monday.

He was the Director General of Bihar Military Police prior to his central appointment.

He worked on various posts in Bihar. During his first Central deputation, he worked with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as a Joint Director.

The most challenging task for Bhatti this time will be strengthening policing to establish the rule of law in the state, which has long been a strong point of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s government but has recently come under question .

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Although Alok Raj, a 1989-batch officer, is senior to him, with the growing challenge on the law and order front as well as questions being raised about the police’s failure to enforce prohibition amid the toxic tragedies in the state, he appears to have The matter has been confused. According to a report in The Hindustan Times, Bhatti is in favor.

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Bhatti has spent a lot of time in Bihar. He has also worked as Assistant Superintendent of Police (Flood), City SP (Patna), Jehanabad, Gopalganj and SP in Purnia, Inspector General (IG) (Patna Zone), IG (Security), Joint Director of Central Bureau. Investigation (CBI), Director General (Civil Aviation), and Director General of Bihar Armed Police Force (BSAP).

(with inputs from agencies)

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