Soumendra Priyadarshi new Commissioner of Police
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Monday appointed senior IPS officer Soumendra Kumar Priyadarshi as the new Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack. A notification issued by the Home department said that Priyadarshi, a 1995 batch IPS officer, who is presently working as the Additional DG, Crime Branch, will replace Sudhanshu Sarangi.
“The State Government has allocated me a major responsibility and I will work with utmost sincerity,” Priyadarshi told reporters in his reaction.
Sarangi, a 1990 batch IPS officer, has been transferred and posted as the Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of Odisha Police Housing and Welfare Corporation.
“I thank the State Government for the opportunity to serve as CP. I would remember this challenging tenure amidst Covid-19 and will derive satisfaction that I gave my best and received love and respect of the people,” Sarangi said.
1988 batch IPS officer M Akhaya was transferred and posted as DG Fire Services, Home Guards and Director of Civil Defence, Odisha, against the existing vacancy. He was working as the CMD of OPH&WC.