Bhupesh Baghel appoints DM Awasthi as new Chhattisgarh DGP

NEW DELHI: The newly-elected Congress-led Bhupesh Baghel government in Chhattisgarh has appointed DM Awasthi as new Director General of Chhattisgarh Police.

Awasthi, a 1986-batch IPS officer, is currently the Special Director General (Anti-Naxal Operations). He will now head Anti-Naxal Operations, EoW, SIB, ACB.

He has replaced AN Upadhyay, who has now been appointed as Chairman of Chhattisgarh Police Housing Corporation (CGPHC). Upadhyay, a 1985-batch IPS officer, was the DGP of Chhattisgarh since March 2014.

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