Vivek Srivastava is IG, SPG

VivekSrivastava, IPS

Vivek Srivastava, 1989-batch , IPS

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet on Wednesday approved Gujarat-cadre Indian Police Service officer Vivek Srivastava’s name for IG, Special Protection Group (SPG), which provides security to the prime minister, former prime ministers and their families.

The 1989-batch police officer, who has been on central deputation, is currently posted at Intelligence Bureau.

Srivastava was the head of the Patna unit of Intelligence Bureau last year when Modi’s rally in the Bihar capital was attacked by a splinter group of banned terror outfit, Indian Mujahideen (IM).

He was also involved in the operation leading to the arrest of Yaseen Bhatkal, one of the founder members of IM.