22 February 2019
Bhubaneswar: ‘Encounter specialist’ Ashish Kumar Singh, Ex DIG, Southern Range, Berhampur has been transferred and posted as DIG, Intelligence (in charge of CM Security) today. He will also be in additional charge of Odisha’s Special Task Force.
In 2017, the crime graph of Ganjam steeply dropped when dreaded criminals were encountered and several were arrested under the leadership of the then SP Ashish Singh. This man from Uttar Pradesh has created ripples in Odisha by his actions, and has imprinted his activities in every place he has worked, be it the naxal infested Malkangiri, epicentre of criminal activities Ganjam, or illegal mining hub of Keonjhar and Rayagada, Rourkela or Puri.
With Assembly polls just around the corner, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is on a hectic schedule to visit all corners of the State and unveil all pending projects. At this crucial hour, Singh will ensure that CM’s visits are a success by making arrangements for his tight security.