Giving priority to traffic management, the UT police brass has appointed three deputy superintendents of police (DSPs) in different sub-divisions, which were earlier headed by inspector-level officers.
The senior authorities have also accorded importance to the complaints related to cyber crime while carving out a separate cell, which would be headed by a DSP-level officer.
Rajesh Kalia of Haryana Police has been made in-charge of cyber cell along with central redressal unit (CRU). DSP Jai Bhagwan of the Delhi and Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Services (DANIPS) cadre has been handed over the charge of DSP, security wing (operations), in addition to charge of DSP, traffic (road safety, research and development) along with south zone.
Deepak Saharan, on deputation from the Haryana Police, has been appointed DSP, security wing (HQ) and in addition DSP, traffic, (central zone). Kamal Deep of Haryana Police Service is DSP, traffic, (administration and east zone).
Chandigarh Police DSP Roshan Lal who is handling communication charge has been given additional responsibility and has been made in-charge of law and order.
DSP Krishan Kumar of the DANIPS cadre has been handed over the responsibility of headquarters cell, public grievances cell and senior staff officer to IGP UT.
This is the second reshuffle of DSP-level officers since IGP RP Upadhyaya joined the Chandigarh Police. In the initial changes, the (DANIPS) cadre was handed over important
It is pertinent to mention here one DSP from outside was given the charge of vigilance wing on Tuesday. On the other hand, a couple of local police officers have been shunted out to inconsequential posts.
As of now, there are seven DSPs from Delhi and three each from Haryana and Punjab on deputation to the UT police, who clearly outnumber the local officials of the rank. Out of 20 DSPs with the UT police, seven are from the Chandigarh cadre.