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IPS officer Vipul Vijoy sent back to Gujarat

Gujarat cadre’s additional DGP Vipul Vijoy is said to have been recalled from Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

Written by Satish Jha | Ahmedabad |
May 30, 2013 4:08:08 am

Gujarat cadre’s additional DGP Vipul Vijoy is said to have been recalled from Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). The government of India has sent a letter to the Gujarat government stating that the IPS officer has been sent back. But the Centre has not informed the state government about the actual reason behind his repatriation.

Confirming the development additional chief secretary (home) S K Nanda said Centre sent a letter to the state government stating that IPS officer Vipul Vijoy has been sent back. Nanda further said the IPS officer is likely to join his parent cadre by next month. When asked about the reason behind his repatriation,Nanda said “the reason is not known as yet.”

Vijoy,a 1983 batch IPS officer,went on deputation in 2009 as joint secretary. He was posted as Joint Secretary (RAW) in Kolkata. This was Vijoy’s second stint in RAW.

According to sources,as an officer of the country’s external spy agency,Vijoy was involved in detection of Purulia arms haul case in 1995.

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State government officials said they received the message in this regard last month.

Vijoy is originally from Bihar whose father Lalit Vijoy Singh was an IPS officer who joined politics in late 1990s. He contested parliamentary election from Begusarai and won. He went on to become minister of state for defence in late prime minister Chandrashekar’s government in 1990.

Despite several attempts Vijoy couldn’t be contacted.

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