Former Punjab police head Dinkar Gupta is now the DG of the NIA

Dinkar Gupta, a retired DGP of Punjab and 1987-batch IPS officer, appointed director general of the National Investigation Agency . Gupta is now the DGP-cumberman of the Punjab police housing corporation .

CHANDIGARH (State of India): Dinkar Gupta, a retired DGP of Punjab and 1987-batch IPS officer, has been appointed director general of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) by the cabinet nominating committee until March 31, 2024, whichever comes first.Gupta is now the DGP-cumberman of the Punjab police housing corporation.From June 2004 to July 2012, he remained in the central government as part of the ministry of home affairs for eight years.Gupta, who was close to then chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, took over as Punjab police chief on February 7, 2019 by superseding his senior batch IPS officers.

But after Charanjit Singh Channi assumed power as Punjab's chief minister, Gupta was replaced by 1988-batch officer Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota, who was elected chairman of the Punjab police housing corporation in October last year.Vinni Mahajan, the wife of a 1987-batch IAS officer, served as Punjab's chief secretary in the Congress government, headed by Capt Amarinder Singh, from June 2020 to September 2021.After Channi took over as chief minister, she was replaced by her 1990-batch IAS officer Anirudh Tewari as chief secretary.On December 27, last year, Mahajan was appointed secretary of the central government's drinking water and sanitation department.

Sharad Satya Chauhan, Harpreet Singh Sidhu, Gaurav Yadav, and Kuldeep Singh are among those who have participated in the event.There are currently eight DGP officers in the top state police force, including Gupta.