Former Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta is new NIA chief
New Delhi, Jun 24: Senior IPS officer Dinkar Gupta has been appointed as the Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Gupta is from the Punjab cadre and is a 1987 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.
HIs appointment was cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet and his tenure as NIA chief would be until March 31 2024 which is his date of retirement, the official order from the Ministry of Personnel read.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) was established on 31st December, 2008, in the aftermath of the traumatic Mumbai Terror Attack (MTA) on 26th November, 2008, to create an elite agency dedicated towards the investigation and prosecution of offences affecting sovereignty, security and integrity of India. It is the designated National Counter Terrorism Law Enforcement Agency in India.
In another development Swagat Das has been appointed to the post of Special Security (Internal Security), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Das, a 1987 batch Chhattisgarh cadre IPS officer will be in office till November 30 2024, the date of his retirement or till further orders, whichever is earlier.