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Election Commission Replaces West Bengal DGP: Appointment of Sanjay Mukherjee

Published on March 20, 2024
Current Context: The Election Commission of India (ECI) appointed IPS officer Sanjay Mukherjee as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of West Bengal on Tuesday, March 19, 2024.
Election Commission Replaces West Bengal DGP: Appointment of Sanjay Mukherjee
  • This decision was made following the transfer of the state’s current DGP, Rajeev Kumar.
  • Interestingly, Mukherjee’s appointment by the ECI occurred less than 24 hours after Vivek Sahay was named for the post.
  • Despite Sahay assuming the role on Monday, the poll panel replaced him with Sanjay Mukherjee.
  • This change in leadership is part of the ECI’s efforts to ensure fair elections.
  • The ECI had asked the Chief Secretary of West Bengal, BP Gopalik, to confirm the appointment of Mukherjee by 5 pm on the day of the announcement.

Question:

Q.1 Who was appointed as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of West Bengal on Tuesday, March 19, 2024?
a. Rajeev Kumar
b. Vivek Sahay
c. BP Gopalik
d. Sanjay Mukherjee
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