The Hush Post|12:30pm| 1-min-read
Dinkar Gupta, a 1987 batch IPS officer, has been appointed the new Director General of Punjab Police. His appointment was cleared by the Chief Minister on Thursday morning.
He succeeds Suresh Arora, who had been on an extension after his retirement on September 30 last year.
Gupta is the seniormost of the three officers, all of the same batch, to be empanelled for appointment to the top post by the UPSC earlier this week.
In his previous stint, Gupta was posted as Director General of Police, Intelligence, Punjab. Punjab State Intelligence Wing, State Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and Organised Crime Control Unit (OCCU)were under his direct supervision.
He served as Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur districts for more than seven years during terrorism days in Punjab.
Gupta was DIG (Jalandhar Range), DIG (Ludhiana Range), DIG (Counter-Intelligence), Punjab, and DIG (Intelligence), Punjab, till 2004.
He was on central deputation with the MHA for eight years, from June 2004 to July 2012.
he was ADGP Administration and Community Policing (2015-17).
Dinkar Gupta was decorated with Police Medal for Gallantry (1992) and Bar to Police Medal for Gallantry (1994). He was also decorated with the Police Medal for Meritorious Services by the President and the Presidents Police Medal for Distinguished Service (2010).