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Gujarat: IPS officer Geetha Johri promoted to DGP rank

Sohrabuddin was killed in a fake encounter near Gandhinagar in November 2005 after which his wife disappeared.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 16, 2015 6:42:46 pm

Gujarat’s first woman IPS officer Geetha Johri was on Thursday promoted to DGP rank, days after the CBI dropped charges against her in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

A special CBI court had dropped charges against Johri, Additional Director-General of Police, Gujarat, saying the probe agency had failed to obtain the mandatory sanction from the Gujarat government for prosecution of an IPS officer.

Johri presently serves as Managing Director of the Gujarat State Police Housing Corporation in Gandhinagar.

Johri has been promoted from the rank of Additional DGP to Director General of Police and she will continue at her present post as Managing Director of the Gujarat State Police Housing Corporation, according to a Gujarat home department official notification issued here today.

Johri had filed a first investigation report (FIR) in the Supreme Court in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case and the sudden disappearance of his wife Kausar Bi which eventually led to the arrest of three IPS officers, two of them from Gujarat including D G Vanzara and the other from Rajasthan.

ADGP CID (Crime and Railways) Pramod Kumar has been promoted as DGP and he will continue to serve in the same post, the notification stated.

IGP level officers who were promoted include K K Ojha, currently serving as Principal of Police Training Centre in Junagadh as well as P B Gondia, serving as Joint Director with the Civil Defence Organisation in the city. Both these IPS officers belong to the 1987 batch and have been promoted as ADGP, the notification stated.

As per the notification, all these officers will continue to serve at their current postings after promotion.

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