Surajit Kar Purkayastha appointed Director General of West Bengal Police

May 31, 2016 10:03 IST

Surajit Kar PurkayasthaSurajit Kar Purkayastha on 30 May 2016 was appointed the Director General of West Bengal Police.

Purkayastha will replace G.M.P Reddy, who retires on 31 May 2016.

Director General of Police, Intelligence Branch, Raj Kanojia, three years senior to Purkayastha in the service, has been shifted to the post of Commandant General and DG Home Guards.

Who is Surajit Kar Purkayastha?

Purkayastha is a 1985 batch Indian Police Service officer.

He has earlier served as Kolkata's Commissioner of Police.

He has obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur.

He had worked as ASP in districts including Barrackpore, Asansol and South 24-Parganas and SP of Howrah district.

He had also worked with the Intelligence Branch for many years. He is one of the few IPS officers who have worked for Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in Iran.

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