DGP Rajendra takes charge on Monday

Srinagar: Kumar Rajendra, an IPS officer of 1984 batch will assume the charge of Director General of Police (DGP) Jammu and Kashmir on June 2 (Monday).

K Rajena Kumar who had taken over as the officiating DGP after the retirement of Kuldeep Khoda had given charge to Ashok Prasad after his appointment on the coved post.

Sources  that K.Rajendra will take charge on June 2 while top police functionaries are expected to take part in the ceremony.

It may be recalled that on May 31, 2013 Ashok Prasad, IPS officer of 1979 batch the then Additional Director of Intelligence Bureau, was given the assignment of DGP Jammu and Kashmir. K Rajendra took charge from the outgoing DGP Kuldeep Khoda and handed over the charge of DGP Jammu and Kashmir to Ashok Prasad on July 23,2013.

Rajendra has served in various capacities including SP Doda, SSP Srinagar, DIG Srinagar, IGP Kashmir, IGP Headquarters, IGP CID, IGP Jammu, and ADGP CID and is presently holding the charge of ADGP Armed/Law & Order.

He was SDPO Reasi from 02/1987 to 02/1989, SP Doda 02/1989 to 03/1990, SP South Srinagar 03/1990 to 01/1991, SSP Srinagar 01/1991 to 04/1993, SP Component Jammu 04/1993 to 05/1993, Deputation to GOI 05/1993 to 07/1996, ADIG Doda/Udhampur Range 07/1996 to 06/1998, ADIG Rajouri 06/1998 to 12/1999, DIG Srinagar 12/1999 to 11/2001, IGP Kashmir 11/2001 to 10/2004, IGP Headquarters 10/2004 to 05/2006, OSD PHQ 05/2006 to 01/2007, IGP CID 01/2007 to 02/2008, IGP Jammu 02/2008 to 07/2009, ADGP CID 07/2009 to 08/2010, ADGP Armed/Law & Order 08/2010 to 03/2013, ADG Prisons (J&K) 03/2013 to 02/ 2014 and as special DGP.

He has been recipient of various service decorations in his various capacities in the department which include President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Services-1999, President’s Police Medal for Gallantry-2002, Sher-i-Kashmir Police Medal for Gallanry-2002, Sher-i-Kashmir Police Medal for Meritorious Services-2006 and President’s Police Medal for distinguished Services-2008.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has already finalized the name of outgoing DGP Ashok Prasad for the top post of the Intelligence Bureau and very soon he is going to take the charge of his new assignment.

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