Centre appoints Rajiv Singh of Tripura cadre as the new DGP of Manipur amid clashes
The Governor of Manipur is also pleased to order that Shri Rajiv Singh, IPS (TR: 93) should take charge of the post of DGP, Manipur from Shri P. Doungel, IPS (MA:87) immediately upon joining the State Government : MHA
The Centre appointed senior IPS officer Rajiv Singh as the new Director General of Police of Manipur amid the clashes in the state.
Rajib Singh is a 1993-batch IPS officer of the Tripura cadre who has been now sent to Manipur on inter-cadre deputation for three years and posted as Director General of Police (DGP) in Manipur. He replaces P Doungel, who has been transferred to the post of OSD (Home).
The MHA order stated, “The Governor of Manipur is also pleased to order that Shri Rajiv Singh, IPS (TR: 93) should take charge of the post of DGP, Manipur from Shri P. Doungel, IPS (MA:87) immediately upon joining the State Government,” the order read.
The order further read, “The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject cited above and to convey the approval of Appointments Committee of the Cabinet for Inter-cadre deputation of Shri Rajiv Singh, IPS (TR:93), presently working as IG, CRPF, from Tripura cadre to Manipur cadre for a period of three years from the date of joining, in relaxation of the policy as a special case in public interest".
Manipur CM N Biren Singh first appointed retired Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Kuldiep Singh as the security advisor to control the mayhem. Hours after Singh's appointment, the government then made ADGP Ashutosh Sinha as the operation al commander to directly work on countering the violence. The violence broke out in the state on May 3, the toll of which has climbed to 80.
HM Amit Shah conducted a series of meetings with the security forces and civil society organizations in Manipur to bring peace in the ongoing violence.
Ethnic violence first broke out in Manipur after a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organised in the hill districts on May 3 to protest the Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status. The violence was preceded by tension over the eviction of Kuki villagers from reserve forest land, which had led to a series of smaller agitations.