Bhubaneswar: Director General (DG) of Fire Services, Bijay Kumar Sharma has been given full additional charge as the Director General of Police (DGP) Odisha and Head of Police Force (HoPF).
BK Sharma’s new appointment comes a day after DGP Rajendra Prasad Sharma was selected as the new member of Odisha Lokayukta.
As per an order issued by the Home Department, Sharma will be taking over charge from Dr R.P. Sharma soon after the latter moves to the Lokayukta. “Bijay Kumar Sharma will remain in full additional charge of DGP Odisha and Head of Police Force,” the notification mentioned.
BK Sharma, a 1986-batch IPS officer had served at various top posts in the State Police department. Prior to Director General of Fire Services and Commandant General (home guards) and Director of Civil Defence, Sharma was appointed Director General (Prisons) and was also promoted and posted as Special DGP Crime Branch (CID).
Besides stints as SPs of several districts, BK Sharma had also served as Commissioner of Police of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack from May 2008 to May 2012.