He supercedes five officers to get the coveted post
RUMOURS AGOG THAT MD. MUSTAFA, DG MIGHT MOVE COURT AGAINST DINKAR’S ELEVATION
Dinkar Gupta, a 1987 batch officer of the IPS, was on Thursday appointed as the Director General of the Punjab Police. He succeeds Suresh Arora, who had been on an extension after his retirement on September 30 last year. His appointment was cleared by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh this morning. A decorated officer, Dinkar Gupta is the senior most of the three officers, all of the same batch, to get empanelled for appointment to the top post by the UPSC this week. Earlier, Gupta was posted as Director General of Police, Intelligence.An experienced and distinguished officer, Gupta was empanelled on 26.4.2018 for appointment to Additional Director General level post at the Centre- one out of the twenty 1987 batch IPS officers to be so empanelled, and the only one from Punjab. He did an eight-year stint on central deputation with the MHA, from June 2004 to July 2012. 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. He 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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