RAIPUR: The services of a senior Chhattisgarh IPS officer of 1991-batch T John Longkumer has been placed under inter-cadre deputation from Chhattisgarh to Nagaland for a period of three years on administrative ground.
An official communique in this regard has been sent by the under secretary, ministry of home affairs, Anjan Sarkar to the state chief secretary requesting the Chhattisgarh government to relieve the IPS officer immediately.
Longkumer, who is an additional DG (Railways) posted at the state PHQ, is tipped to be the next Director General of Police of Nagaland state.
The IPS officer had earlier worked as the inspector general of police in the Maoist-affected areas of Bastar zone in south Chhattisgarh and the Sarguja zone in the north.
He is cited as an expert strategist on issues related to Maoists. Couple of days ago a senior IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre B V R Subrahmanyam who was additional chief secretary (Home) has been appointed as the chief secretary of Jammu & Kashmir.