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IPS officer Gyanwant Singh appointed as Mamata’s security chief

IPS officer Gyanwant Singh has been appointed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's new Director of Security.

IPS officer Gyanwant Singh appointed as Mamata s security chief-dbr
West Bengal, First Published Mar 16, 2021, 10:23 AM IST
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Mamata was injured near Birulia Bazar in Nandigram on March 10. She was immediately brought back to Kolkata. The Trinamool approached the Election Commission alleging conspiracy. The BJP also demanded a high-level probe into the Nandigram incident and the release of a video of the incident.

Meanwhile, the commission has called for a report from Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay and the East Midnapore district administration. The report highlights security breaches in Mamata's injuries. The commission decided that Z-Plus could not properly discharge its responsibility to protect CM Mamata Banerjee.

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Therefore, Vivek Sahayak was removed from the post of state security officer or director of security. Charges have already been framed against him for failing to perform his duties. The commission also changed the police superintendent and district magistrate of East Midnapore. The new police superintendent and district magistrate have already taken charge.

In this situation, the chief secretary sat in a meeting with state police DG Nirjanayan Pandey to decide who will be the new security chief of the state. The name of Gyanwant Singh was decided to give the responsibility of state security.

From now on, Gyanwant will be in charge of the security of the Chief Minister. Nabanna (state secretariat) has already sent his name to the Election Commission.

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