Surajit Kar Puryakayasta Named As New State Police D.G.


Kolkata: Former D.G. Crime and Police Commissioner Surajit Kar Puryakayasta to be newly elected as the State Police D.G. as announced by the West Bengal Government on Monday.

Apart from Surajit Kar Puryakayasto, several others were elected, too. Raj Kanojia elected as the home guard commandment general and C.V. Murli Dhar to be appointed as the Bidyut Board officer.

Earlier, Senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, who was removed as the Kolkata Police Commissioner by the Election Commission during the West Bengal assembly polls, was reinstated to the post.

The move to reinstate Kumar comes two days after the Banerjee-led TMC government came back into power, with a massive margin of over 211 of the 294 Assembly seats. Kumar was replaced after direct orders from the EC and Soumen Mitra had taken his place on April 12. Mitra will now be taking charge as the ADG Training.