Appointments Committee of Cabinet approves extension of service of Gujarat police chief

New Delhi [India], Jan.31 : The Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the extension of service of P.P.Pandey, Director General of Police (DGP) and Director, Anti Corruption Bureau, Gujarat for three months beyond January 31, 2017.

An officer of the 1980 batch of the Indian Police Service (IPS), Gupta was scheduled to superannuate today.

It maybe recalled that Gupta's elevation as state police chief was challenged in court owing to him being an accused in the alleged fake encounter case of Ishrat Jahan and three others.

Gupta will now superannuate on April 30, 2017. The Union Cabinet also took a decision to prematurely repatriate Rupak Kumar Dutta, Special Secretary (CFT) in the Ministry of Home Affairs to his parent cadre Karnataka with immediate effect.

Kumar is an officer of the 1981 batch of the Indian Police Service, Karnataka cadre..

Source: ANI