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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