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Ashish Bhatia is new Gujarat DGP

Ahmedabad police commissioner, Ashish Bhatia is the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Gujarat. Home minister Pradipsinh Jadeja announced the 1985-batch IPS officer Bhatia as the new DGP on Friday.   Bhatia will hold the post till May 2022. Incumbent DGP Shivanand Jha retires on July 31. The 1983-batch officer was to originally retire...
For new Gujarat DGP, a panel of 13 IPS officers list sent to UPSC

For new Gujarat DGP, a panel of 13 IPS officers list sent to UPSC

Anil Pushpangadhan, Gandhinagar: The Gujarat government has sent a panel of 13 IPS officers from the state to the UPSC for selection of the next DGP of Gujarat. Present DGP Shivanand Jha who was given a three-month extension will retire in July. Jha was to originally retire in April this year but he was given...

Gujarat’s battle against COVID-19 might come to a grinding halt. Thanks to a Congress MLA

At a time when the issue of the religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat at Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz and its subsequent repercussions on the rise in COVID-19 cases in the country is yet to die down, the callous attitude of a legislator in Gujarat has left the government in a shock. Notably, Congress MLA from Jamalpur...

3 more Tablighi Jamaat members who attended Delhi meet tracked down in Gujarat

The Gujarat Police has so far traced three more members of the Tablighi Jamaat who had returned to the state after attending the religious congregation at Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz. All three persons identified are from Bhavnagar and one of them has tested positive for COVID-19. Following the identification of the three members of the religious...

People loitering on streets without reason to face legal action: DGP Shivanand Jha

Gujarat director general of police (DGP) Shivanand Jha on Wednesday warned people not to step out of their home and loiter on the streets for unnecessary reasons during the lockdown or be ready to face strict action. Jha had earlier too requested people to follow the directives issued by the government and the local authorities...

Gujarat police traces, quarantine 71 of the 72 people who participated in Tablighi Jamaat meet

The Gujarat Police on Wednesday said it has identified and quarantined 71 of the 72 people from the state who participated in the religious gathering of the Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi. During a media briefing on Wednesday, director general of police (DGP) Shivanand Jha said none of those quarantined have shown any coronavirus symptoms...

Sixth day: 5,187 cases registered in Gujarat for violation of COVID-19, lockdown guidelines

Gujarat Police has so far registered around 5,187 cases of violations of various government directives related to the coronavirus pandemic applicable during the 21-day lockdown period. Notably, action has been initiated against 8,773 people for not adhering to the guidelines which were imposed by the local and state authorities after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call...

Coronavirus chaos: Gujarat imposes complete lockdown, borders sealed

In a bid to contain the rapid spread of coronavirus infection in the state, the Gujarat government has decided to impose a complete lockdown in the state from Tuesday till March 31. Notably, CrPC 144 has been imposed throughout the state and police have warned citizens not to step out of home. Informing the media...