Patna Jul 31 (UNI) The Bihar government today appointed senior officer of Indian Police Service (IPS) D N Gautam as new Director General of Police.
Official sources said here that Mr Gautam had replaced Mr Shiv Chandra Jha, who retired from the service today.
An officer of 1974 batch, Mr Gautam would be the 20th DGP of the state, sources added.
Mr Gautam was earlier awarded Police Medal in 1998 and had also the privilege to get appreciation letter from the government for his exemplary works on five occasions during his long career as police officer.
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