Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota, 1988-batch IPS officer from Punjab, is set to be the new Director General of Police (DGP).
Earlier, current Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta decided to proceed on leave amid the ongoing stalemate-like situation over the appointment of the new head of the police force.
Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota has been given additional charge. He will continue to fulfill his already assigned duties.
Sources said Dinkar Gupta, a 1987-batch IPS officer, applied for one-month leave on Thursday (September 23).
For the new DGP’s appointment, the government has to follow the procedure laid down by the Supreme Court. The state has to send a panel of senior officials to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which shortlists three names for the job.