Ramniwas to be new Chhattisgarh Police chief

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 16:00 hrs

Raipur, Nov 26 (IANS) Ramniwas, a 1982 batch Indian Police Service officer, has been appointed he new director general of police (DGP) of Chhattisgarh which is fighting Maoist militancy, an official statement said Monday.

Ramniwas, who was elevated to the post of special director general, Chhattisgarh Armed Force and Naxal Operation, from additional director general in September this year, will succeed Anil M. Navaney, who is retiring Nov 30.

Ramniwas will take charge Dec 1.

Informed sources said that tackling the rising clout of Maoists, mainly in the state's vast southern tip which is called Bastar region, would be on top of his agenda.

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