Nagaland Deputy CM seeks to replace state DGP

Kohima, April 10: Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland Y Patton, who is also holding the home portfolio in the state, has written to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, seeking the appointment of a new DGP (Director General of Police) in Nagaland.

In the letter, dated March 28, Patton has stated that to be a DGP in the other states of India, one has to complete 30 years of service; the same is 28 years in the state of Nagaland. However, the serving DGP Rupin Sharma has an experience of 26 years and as such is not eligible to hold the post, the letter added.

Patton requested the Ministry of Home Affairs to consider the matter and appoint an officer of sufficient seniority as the DGP.

The Deputy CM also stated that Sharma’s appointment as DGP was a stop gap arrangement.

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