Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] January 21 (ANI): A 1983 batch Indian Police Services (IPS) officer, O.P. Singh, will assume office as the Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh tomorrow. Also Read - Sambhal: Gangrape Victim Dies by Suicide After Repeated Threats by Accused's Family to Reach Compromise

He is relieved from his post of Director General of Central Industrial Security Force (DGCISF) today following an approval by the Department of Personnel and Training, to Uttar Pradesh government’s proposal. Also Read - Flight Services From Ayodhya International Airport Expected to Start Early Next Year

His name for the next DGP post was announced on December 31 by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Also Read - Policeman Shoots Himself Dead Near UP Assembly Complex, Probe Underway

Initially the issue was turning into an embarrassment for the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister because of the delay made by Centre in the matter. (ANI)

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