Dinkar Gupta takes over as NIA chief, calls for ‘speedy probe’ into terror crimes ProIQRA News

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Former Punjab DGP Dankar Gupta on Monday took over as director general of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), an anti-terrorism investigation agency set up after the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. , And called for “speedy investigation” and criminal prosecution. Terrorism that affects the security of the country.

Dunkar, a 1987-batch IPS officer from the Punjab cadre, has been appointed at a time when Pakistan’s spy agency, ISI, appears to be trying to reshape terrorism in the state. Has witnessed about 50 incidents of seizure of pro-Khalistan posters. Terrorists from banned organizations like the Tiger Khalsa International (BKI) are a threat to the state as well as the political leadership of the neighboring state of Haryana.

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Gupta has served as the Director General of Punjab Police for more than two years, and has also headed a unit where he has served in the Punjab State Intelligence Wing, State Anti-Terrorism Squad and Organized Crime Control. Direct monitoring of the unit. Immediately after taking over as the head of the NIA, Gupta was briefed on all the important issues being dealt with by the agency. He also held a review meeting, officials said.

“I will do my best to fulfill the mandate given to the NIA to expedite the investigation and prosecution of terrorism-related crimes,” Dunker said shortly after taking over as NIA chief. There is a threat that affects the security and integrity of the country. ‚ÄĚRemoving CRPF chief Kuldeep Singh from additional charge, Gupta has taken over as full-time head of the agency after more than a year. Singh had held the post as an additional charge since May last year following the retirement of YC Modi.

After obtaining a master’s degree in police administration, Gupta’s experience as Punjab’s DGP for more than two years from 2019 will prove useful as some terrorist groups have begun to raise their ugly heads in the state. An experienced and distinguished officer, Gupta had previously held the post of Central Deputation for eight years from June 2004 to July 2012, during which time he performed sensitive responsibilities, including as head of the Intelligence Bureau unit. VVIPs took care of security.

Gupta was awarded two police gallantry medals in 1992 and 1994. He was also awarded the Police Medal for Meritorious Services by the President and the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services (2010). In 1999, Gupta was awarded the British Chewing Growing Scholarship by the British Council at the London School of Economics.

He has been a Visiting Professor (2000-01) at George Washington University, Washington and American University, where he was invited to design and teach a course entitled “Governments Under Siege: Terrorism and Understanding Terrorists” in January-May 2001. was done.

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