DIG takes charge

Amitabh Thakur took charge as the new Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police of southern range on Wednesday. He succeeded R.K.Sharma, who was transferred to Rourkela as the western range DIG. Mr Thakur took charge at a juncture when a major operation was on against expelled Maoist leader Sabysachi Panda in the area bordering Ganjam, Gajapati and Kandhamal districts.