Punjab News

Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota assumes additional charge as Punjab DGP

Chandigarh, September 25

A 1988-batch IPS officer, Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota on Saturday assumed the additional Charge of Director General of Police (Head of Police Force) Punjab.

The development comes after DGP Dinkar Gupta, a 1987-batch IPS officer, proceeded on leave. 

According to the orders issued by the state government, Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota would also continue to hold the charge of Special DGP, Armed Battalion, Punjab.

 

After assuming charge, newly-appointed DGP Punjab held a meeting with all the top brass of Punjab Police.

DGP Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota, while terming all the initiatives taken by the Punjab Police in past as extremely laudable, said he will continue to work for further betterment of the state police.

 

“Further strengthening the fight against drugs and keeping vigil on bad elements, besides, maintaining law and order in the state are among my top priorities,” said the DGP.

Notably, DGP Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota has served in various capacities in the state. Prior to the posting as Special DGP Armed Battalion Punjab, he had remained Special DGP, Punjab Home Guards, and Commandant General Civil Defence.

 

He had also served as ADGP, PAP Jalandhar; ADGP Railways, ADGP Prisons, ADGP Administration, Director Bureau of Investigation and other major posts in Punjab Police.