Dr Jitender is the new DGP of T’gana

Hyderabad:  In an unexpected development, the Revanth Reddy administration has replaced State DGP Ravi Gupta with Dr Jitender. Dr Jitender, from the 1992 batch, previously served as Principal Secretary, Home, before this transfer.

He will also assume full additional duties as the Director General of Police (HoPF).

Ravi Gupta has been reassigned as the Special Chief Secretary to the Government, Home Department, with his current pay scale.

IPS Ravi Gupta was appointed interim DGP in December last year, after the election commission suspended former Telangana DGP Anjani Kumar for violating the Model Code of Conduct which was then in place.

Kumar, formerly the Hyderabad commissioner of police, was appointed DGP in December in a major reshuffle by the outgoing Telangana government of the BRS.

The former DGP Kumar along with state police nodal officers Sanjay Jain and Mahesh Bhagwat met Congress leader Revanth Reddy at his residence and presented him with a flower bouquet. He congratulated Reddy on winning the Telangana Assembly elections, 2023, while the counting was still underway.

IPS Ravi Gupta has been transferred and posted as Special Chief Secretary to the government.