Anil Kant takes over as state police chief

Anil Kant has been appointed as the state police chief. Incumbent Loknath Behra handed over the reins of power to the new chief at a function at the police headquarters. Senior police officers attended the function.

Anil Kant arrived at the police headquarters at 5 pm and laid a wreath at the Dheerasmriti Bhoomi in memory of the martyred police officers. He was then escorted by senior police officials to the state police chief’s office. Outgoing DGP Loknath Behra received the new chief with a bouquet. After officially handing over the responsibilities, DGP Loknath Behra bid farewell to his colleagues.

He was escorted to the gate by the DGP’s vehicle in a ceremonial manner. The resigning DGP had earlier reached Dheerasmriti Bhoomi and presented a wreath. Police headquarters staff and officers attended the ceremony.

Anil Kant, a 1988 batch IPS officer, was promoted from the post of Road Safety Commissioner to the post of State Police Chief. He started Wayanad service as ASP in Kerala cadre and worked as SP in Thiruvananthapuram Rural and Railways. He then became Assistant Director at the Intelligence Bureau in New Delhi and Shillong. On his return, he worked as the Kochi City Police Commissioner and as the SP in Malappuram and Ernakulam Crime Branch. He worked as DIG in Special Branch and Thiruvananthapuram Range and as IG in Special Branch and State Crime Branch. In the meantime he was Additional Excise Commissioner. After being promoted to ADGP, he was the Chairman and Managing Director of the Kerala Police Housing Construction Corporation. He also served as ADGP, State Crime Records Bureau. He also served as Director General of the Fire Force, Battalion, ADGP at Police Headquarters, South Zone and Crime Branch. He has also served as prison chief, head of the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau, and transport commissioner.

He has received the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and Distinguished Service. He received the Commendation and the Badge of Honor in 2018 for successfully organizing the 64th All India Police Games.

English Summary: anil kanth assumed power as state police chief of kerala

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