Javed Ahmed takes charge as UP’s DGP

Lucknow : The Uttar Pradesh Government on Friday appointed Javed Ahmed as the new Director General of Police (DGP).

Ahmed, a 1984 batch Indian Police Service officer, had earlier served as the joint director of the Central Bureau of Investigation during central deputation, was serving as the director general (railways).

Ahmed will retire in 2020 .

The DGP post fell vacant Jagmohan Yadav retired on Thursday.

There was a race among IPS officers for the top post after Yadav’s retirement. The officers played all the cards – caste, religion, loyalty to the ruling party, experience as well as closeness to the family members of the ruling Yadav family – to outdo each other for the coveted post. (ANI)