The Himachal Pradesh Government on Wednesday appointed ADGP (Law and Order) Sanjay Kumar as the new Director General of Police of the State. Mr. Kumar, a 1985- batch IPS officer from Bihar, will replace DGP B. Kamal Kumar who is retiring on July 31, 2013. State Chief Secretary Sudripto Roy has confirmed his appointment.

Mr. Kumar, was earlier on Central deputation as Chief Security Commissioner of the Railway Protection Force in Patna. He has superseded two senior IPS officers – DGP (Home guards) I. D. Bhandari, a 1982-batch officer, and Somesh Goyal, a 1984-batch IPS officer currently on Central deputation with the SSB.