CRPF headless as Government yet to appoint new DG

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New Delhi, Mar 31 (UNI) The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the country's largest paramilitary force, is headless as the government was yet to appoint anybody on the post of Director General after incumbent SIS Ahmed retired today.

Mr Ahmed, who attained the superannuation today, was kept waiting in his office at the CGO Complex here beyond 1715 hrs, his official time of retirement, to hand over the charge to the new appointee.

However, as the new incumbent did not turn up at 1730 hrs, Mr Ahmed left for his residence.

Sources said Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF) Director General V K Joshi was tipped to take over as the new head of the CRPF.

He may also continue to hold the post of the ITBPF Director General for some time, they added.

The sources said the Government had not cleared the name of the new incumbent so far.

As the CRPF headquarters here did not receive any intimation from the Home Ministry in this regard till 1830 hrs, the scheduled news conference with the new CRPF Director General was also called off.

UNI AG MIR AS1910

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