Srinagar: R R Swain, a 1991 batch IPS officer, took over as 17th Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir at a function held at Police Headquarters here on Tuesday afternoon, a police spokesman said.
On his arrival, Swain was received by senior officers and was presented guard of honour in the PHQ lawns.
He also inspected the guard of honour.
A 1991 batch IPS officer Swain before taking over as DGP, Jammu and Kashmir remained posted at various important and key positions of Jammu and Police which included SDPO Kothi Bagh, SP Ramban, SP Kargil, SP Poonch, SSP Kathua, SSP Jammu, SSP Srinagar, AIG (P/W) PHQ and DIG Vigilance.
In November 2006, Swain went on deputation to Government of India where he held very prestigious posts. In June 2020, Swain joined the J&K Police as head of the CID wing and today took over the charge of DGP J&K.
Immediately after taking over the DGP, Swain chaired a meeting at PHQ which was attended by senior officers of the PHQ and other wings.
The HODs of different wings and senior officers of PHQ briefed the DGP about the working/functioning etc. of their wings and offices.
Earlier in the day, the outgoing police chief Dilbag Singh was presented with a guard of honour at a function at Zewan on outskirts of Srinagar.
Singh in his farewell address said the security forces have been successful in achieving peace in the Union territory to a large extent.
A 1987-batch IPS officer, Singh was appointed as DGP in September 2018.