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Ahead of Assembly polls, Sidharth Chattopadhyaya appointed as new DGP of Punjab | India News

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New Delhi: The Punjab Government, in a notice issued on Thursday (December 16, 2021), appointed Sidharth Chattopadhyaya as Director-General of Police (DGP). The decision to appoint Chattopadhyaya as the new DGP of Punjab, replacing IPS Iqbal Preet Sahota, comes ahead of the Assembly polls in the state. 

The notice issued by the Punjab government read, “In place of Sh. Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota, IPS (PB:1988) Special DGP Armed Bn., Jalandhar, Sh. Siddharth Chattopadhyaya, IPS (PB:1986) DGP, PSPCL, Patiala shall look after the work of Director General of Police, Punjab (HoPF) in addition to his present duties until a fresh appointment is made to the post of Director General of Police, Punjab (HoPF) as per prescribed procedure. The orders will come into force with immediate effect.”

Meanwhile, on Thursday, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said that the state government has started action against those who have spread drugs in the state and also against those who have cheated Schedule Caste (SC) scholarships.

While speaking to the media in Ludhiana, Punjab CM said, “We have started action against those who have spread drugs in Punjab and also against those who have cheated SC scholarships. The case is going on in irrigation scam and action has been initiated against those who have survived.”

(With ANI inputs)

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