10 senior IPS officers, including DGP Mustafa, shifted

In a rejig of top ranking cops, the Punjab government on Friday shifted 10 senior IPS officers, including DGP anti-drug Special Task Force (STF) Mohammad Mustafa, a day after the state got Dinkar Gupta as the new police chief.
Mustafa has been divested of the charge of DGP STF, an official spokesman said, adding he, however, would continue to be DGP Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC).With the 1987-batch IPS officer Gupta taking over as the new Punjab Police chief, senior IPS officer Mustafa, who was the contender for the DGP post, had earlier requested the state government to relieve him of the charge of DGP STF.He reasoned that he was senior to the new DGP Punjab. The Director-General of Police (STF) reports to the DGP Punjab.The work of DGP STF will be looked after by Gupta till Additional Director-General of Police (ADGP) Gurpreet Deo, who held the charge of Information Technology and Telecommunication (IT and T), returns from leave, the spokesman said.

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