IPS Dinkar Gupta appointed as Director General of National Investigation Agency (NIA)

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The Personnel Ministry has appointed senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Dinkar Gupta as the Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

  • Dinkar Gupta is a 1987 batch IPS officer of Punjab cadre.

  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his appointment as Director General of NIA till March 31, 2024, i.e. the date of his retirement.

  • Dinkar Gupta has held the post of DGP of Punjab.

  • Gupta was awarded two Police Gallantry Medals in 1992 and 1994.

  • He was also awarded the Police Medal for Meritorious Services and the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service (2010) by the President.

  • About National Investigation Agency (NIA)-

  • Its real name is National Investigation Agency, commonly known as National Investigation Agency. It was constituted under the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008.

  • Realizing the need for a central agency to investigate terrorism and some other criminal acts after the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack, the NIA was formed.

  • It acts as the central counter-terrorism law enforcement agency.

  • The cases are assigned to the NIA by the Central Government in accordance with Section VI of the NIA Act, 2008.

  • It is headquartered in New Delhi and has branches in Hyderabad, Guwahati, Kochi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Kolkata, Raipur and Jammu.

  • The founding director general of NIA was Radha Vinod Raju.

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