Guwahati: India Police Officer (IPS) officer GP Singh on Tuesday assumes command as the Director General of Police (DGP) for Assam.
Singh replaced Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta who is retiring after the completion of his tenure.
After being named Assam’s DGP, Singh thanked Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and expressed his eagerness to serve the people of Assam.
”With the blessings of Maa Kamakhya, I look forward to the opportunity of serving the people of Assam. Gratitude to the Honourable Chief minister Assam for reposing trust in me to lead the glorious Assam Police. @assampolice @CMOfficeAssam,” he tweeted.
Singh, an Assam-Meghalaya cadre IPS officer from the 1991 batch, has over 18 years of experience in Assam as well as six years with the National Investigating.
According to reports, Singh was transferred to his parent cadre as Assam’s peace and order situation began to deteriorate.
GP Singh worked on a number of militancy-related cases in Punjab, the Northeastern United States, and Jammu and Kashmir during his time with the NIA.
Along with this, Singh also handled a number of NIA cases in Kashmir, including the case involving the sponsorship of terrorism.
He participated in various operations against the group United Liberation Front of Assam while in the Northeast and also served as the IG of North Assam.
Soon after the development, people wished Singh for being appointed as Assam’s DGP.
”Heartiest congratulations to Shri @gpsinghips on being appointed as DGP, Assam Police.
I am confident that under your watchful eyes, peace & harmony will continue to prevail in Assam.
Also, my best wishes to outgoing DGP Shri Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta for his invaluable service,” Chief Executive Member of the Bodoland Territorial Council, Pramod Boro tweeted.
The new DGP, GP Singh, considers being more responsive on social media so that appropriate action can be made when interacting with the media.
On the otherhand, speaking on the occasion, former DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said, “After my service, I will continue to be part of the Assam police since it is a philosophy, way of life, and service that I will salute a thousand times.”
“For every police personnel, it’s not a job but a service”, Mahanta added.