R K Dutta takes over as new Karnataka DG & IGP

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Rupak Kumar Dutta who was superseded for the post of Director, Central Bureau of Investigation has been appointed as the new director general and inspector general of police for Karnataka. R K Dutta took over the office of DG and IGP from outgoing top cop Om Prakash. Dutta, a 1981 batch officer was discharging duties as special secretary, ministry of Home Affairs till Monday. The Karnataka cadre officer was sent on central deputation and has served as additional director and special director CBI previously.

R K Dutta

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had written to the Union government asking for R K Dutta to be relieved of his central duties so he could return to the home cadre and take over the position of Karnataka's top cop. Dutta was in the race for the top post along with IPS officers Neelamani Raju, M N Reddi and H C Kishore Chandra.

Dutta is likely to hold the post for a period of 9 months as he is set to superannuate in October this year being the seniormost of the four officers in contention for the post. The Supreme Court earlier in January quashed allegations made against the officer clearing the path for him to assume office of DG & IGP. He was accused of forcing a law
college to give mandatory attendance to show that he was attending classes while he should have been on duty.

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