ADGP Gaurav Yadav appointed Special Principal Secretary to Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann : The Tribune India

ADGP Gaurav Yadav appointed Special Principal Secretary to Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann

ADGP Gaurav Yadav appointed Special Principal Secretary to Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann

Gaurav Yadav



Chandigarh, April 4

The Punjab Government today appointed counter-intelligence expert ADGP Gaurav Yadav as Special Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. Yadav will also continue as the ADGP (Modernisation) with the Punjab Police. Incidentally, Yadav and Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party’s national convener Arvind Kejriwal had cleared the Civil Services Examination together in 1992. While Yadav got selected in the Indian Police Service, Kejriwal went for the Indian Revenue Service. Yadav had headed the Punjab Police’s 2014 international operation to nab Jagtar Singh Tara, one of the most wanted terrorists. This is the second such appointment of a police officer in recent years. In 2017, ADGP Harpreet Singh Sidhu was appointed Special Principal Secretary to then CM Capt Amarinder Singh. He had simultaneously headed the special task force against drugs. Yadav, son-in-law of former Punjab DGP PC Dogra, has held several important postings, including officiating head of the Intelligence wing during the SAD-BJP government in 2016. He has remained SSP in Punjab for 10 years and Commissioner of Police for four years. He was the Chandigarh SSP from 2002 to 2004.

The government also posted ADGP Varinder Kumar as the head of the Prisons Department, relieving incumbent PK Sinha. Kumar was the Director, Bureau of Investigation, when DGP Inderpreet Singh Sahota headed the Punjab Police in later part of 2021. Before that, he was the ADGP, Intelligence.

#bhagwant mann #gaurav yadav

Tribune Shorts


Top News

India-US military drills near LAC violate the spirit of Sino-India agreements: China

India-US military drills near LAC violate the spirit of Sino-India agreements: China

The 18th edition of India-US joint military exercise ‘Yudh A...

Bilkis Bano moves Supreme Court challenging release of 11 convicts

Supreme Court to consider listing Bilkis Bano's plea against remission, release of rape, murder convicts

A bench comprising Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice ...

Punjab police, BSF recover 5 AK-47 rifles, 5 pistols from Ferozepur

Punjab police, BSF seize 5 AK-47 rifles, 5 pistols in Ferozepur

It was a follow-up of the seizure of 13 kg heroine

No place for Jagmeet Brar and Manpreet Ayali in SAD core committee

No place for Jagmeet Brar and Manpreet Ayali in SAD core committee

Jagmeet Brar has called a press conference in Chandigarh on ...


Cities

View All