Vijay Kumar, new CRPF Director-General

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New Delhi, Oct 3: Vijay Kumar, 1975-batch IPS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, will be the new Director-General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) headquartered in New Delhi.

Vijay Kumar will replaces Vikram Srivastava, who has been transferred and posted as Director of the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), in the place of Prasun Mukherjee.

K Vijay Kumar, Director, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad, is expected to take charge of his new assignment on Wednesday.

He is the only IPS officer in the State to have been awarded with the President's Police Medal for Gallantry.

Vijay Kumar, was the Chief of the Special Task Force which was behind the encounter of notorious bandit Veerappan in Oct 2004.

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