Mooshahary to be sworn in as Meghalaya Guv next week

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Shillong, Jun 27 (UNI) Former Director General of Border Security Force Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary will be sworn in as Meghalaya Governor next week, Raj Bhawan sources said today.

Mr Mooshahary, a 1967 batch IPS officer who retired as BSF chief, will replace Manipur Governor Dr SS Sidhu, who is also holding the dual charge of Meghalaya for the past nine months.

''He will be sworn in next week at Raj Bhawan,'' Commissioner and Secretary Hector Marwein said.

Incidentally, he is the first Bodo Indian Police Service officer from Assam to be the head of the state.

Mr Mooshahary, awarded with Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Services, worked on important assignments in Kerala and was the chief of Crime Branch CID and the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau before coming to head the National Security Guards in February 2002.

Mr Mooshahary 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 combating terrorism, besides guarding the borders, and serving in the Cabinet Secretariat.

The Meghalaya Raj Bhavan has not had a permanent incumbent since BL Joshi was transferred to Uttaranchal. Dr SS Sidhu has been serving as Governor for the interim period.

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