R S Mooshahary appointed Governor of Meghalaya

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New Delhi, Jun 26 (UNI) Former BSF DG Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary was today appointed Governor of Meghalaya in place of S S Sidhu.

Mr Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary an IPS officer of 1967 batch was allotted the Kerala cadre.

He worked on important assignments in Kerala and was the chief of Crime Branch CID and the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau.

Apart from Kerala, Mr Mooshahary has occupied several distinguished posts. He was in the Cabinet Secretariat, has served in Assam, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan. Having worked in the northeast and Jammu and Kashmir, he is experienced in handling volatile situations.

He was appointed as Director General of National Security Guards in February 2002. Under his leadership, the National Security Guards has grown into an elite contingency.

He has headed the elite NSG for nearly three years before being shifted to the BSF in 2005. He was the first IPS officer from the northeast to be appointed as the Director-General of the BSF.

He was awarded with Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Services.

Mr Mooshahary has also served in the CRPF, besides the state police forces of Assam, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan and has done a commendable job in combatting terrorism, besides guarding the borders.

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