Senior Assam police officer Mukesh Sahay has taken over the charge of State Director General of Police (DGP) on Monday. A 1984 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Sahay was Director General of Civil Defence and Commandant, General of Home Guards and in charge of Additional Director of Police (CID).
While taking over charge, Sahay said, ‘The outgoing DGP Khagen Sarma has contributed a lot to the development of the Assam Police force.’ He further informed that after taking over charge, he would lay emphasis on special attention on eradicating militancy from the State.
Meanwhile, addressing the media, the outgoing DGP Sarma said, ‘Assam Police is one of the best among the police forces in the nation.’
Further expressing his concern about the rising insurgency of the State, he pointed out, ‘Militancy is still rampant in the State, Assam Police should effectively tackle the menace. Jihadist terror outfit ISIS has posed to be a major threat to the State.’ Sarma also added that peace talks with the United Liberation Front of Assam are proceeding towards a positive end.