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MV Rao is the new Director General of Police  of Jharkhand. The 1987 batch IPS officer, who was posted as DG Home Guard, has been given additional charge of DGP in Jharkhand.

Published: 18th March 2020 02:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th March 2020 10:42 AM   |  A+A-

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MV Rao is Jharkhand’s new DGP   
MV Rao is the new Director General of Police  of Jharkhand. The 1987 batch IPS officer, who was posted as DG Home Guard, has been given additional charge of DGP in Jharkhand. Rao will officially become DGP only after the confirmation given by the UPSC in this regard.  Rao’s image has been of an honest police officer. Recently, the Jharkhand government gave the task of investigating the IPS Anurag Gupta case to him. Rao’s predecessor Kamal Nayan Chaubey remained on the post for only nine months following which he was transferred to the post of OSD, Police Modernisation Camp, Delhi.  

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Protest at Ranchi’s Shaheen Bagh postponed  
 Indefinite protest at Ranchi’s Shaheen Bagh, where hundreds of women have been sitting on dharna, has been postponed from March 18 for an indefinite period of time due to the fear of spreading coronavirus among the women sitting there round-the-clock for the last two months. Organisers believe that it is the need of the hour to postpone the protest in the wake of the outbreak of coronavirus in the country Their protest will resume after the situation becomes normal. 

Mukesh Ranjan
Our correspondent in Jharkhand mukesh.r@newindianexpress.com

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