08 April 2019
Bhubaneswar: Election Commission of India approved the appointment of Director General of Fire Services BK Sharma as the new DGP-in-charge of Odisha.
This new appointment comes after incumbent Director General of Police RP Sharma went on leave after his wife's death on Sunday. RP Sharma's wife Tushar Sharma was suffering from pneumonia and breathed her last in a private hospital in New Delhi.
It is notable to mention here that 1986-batch IPS officer BK Sharma was the DG (Prisons) and Special DGP Crime Branch (CID) before taking charge as Director General of Fire Service, Commandant General Home Guards & Director, Civil Defence.