Sanjay Kumar is new Panchkula commissioner of police
Sanjay Kumar will continue to hold the charge of IG, law and order and administration, at police headquarters in Panchkula
The Haryana government on Friday night appointed 1997-batch IPS officer Sanjay Kumar as the Panchkula commissioner of police (CP).
Kumar replaces Sandeep Khirwar who is proceeding on central deputation with Central Reserve Police Force just four months after his appointment as the Panchkula CP in October 2022.
Kumar will continue to hold the charge of IG, law and order and administration, at police headquarters in Panchkula.
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