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Prakash Mishra tipped to be New CRPF Chief

New Delhi, Dec 09: Former Odisha DGP Prakash Mishra could be the new chief of the CRPF, the largest paramilitary force of India. Earlier, he was in the race for the CBI Director post, however, faced disappointment as the panel chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a nod to Bihar-cadre IPS officer Sunil Sinha last week.

An order for appointment of Mishra as the CRPF chief may come soon from the Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Modi.

The 1977-batch IPS officer from Odisha cadre is currently appointed as the Special Secretary in the Union Home Ministry. He heads the Internal Security division in the ministry He was the Director General of Police in Odisha.

His name for the CRPF chief cropped up after a committee headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh recommended him. The post of CRPF Director General has been lying vacant since Dilip Trivedi retired on November 30.

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