Tripura’s DGP K Nagaraj (IPS:1983:TR), who is facing a CBI inquiry into a disproportionate assets case, has been asked to go on leave and has been replaced by a 1986-batch IPS officer Akhil Shukla. The Union Home Ministry which acts as a cadre controlling authority for IPS issued the relieving order for Shukla following his new appointment. He was posted with Intelligence Bureau (IB) since 2005. Shukla had earlier served as Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) in Tripura in 2004-05.
It is learnt that the state government is keen to improve the law and order situation in the state before the next assembly elections slated in February 2018.