Senior IPS officer Dharmendra Kumar was appointed as new Director General of Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Monday, an official said.
Dharmendra Kumar, a 1984 batch Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre officer, will be replacing Surendra Kumar Bhagat who serving the post since May 2016.
Dharmendra Kumar will be the 32nd Director General of RPF.
At present, Kumar is serving in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) as Additional Director General.
“His appointment will be effective from the date of assumption of charge of the post or until further orders, whichever is earlier,” a Home Ministry statement said.
Kumar had earlier served as Special Commissioner, Special Unit in Delhi Police before joining CISF.
He was Special Commissioner, Law and Order when a bomb blast took place in Delhi High Court in 2011