Stage set for top cop from Chhattisgarh as next DGP of Nagaland

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T. John Longkumer, IPS is currently the ADG Traffic & Rail PHQ Raipur, Government of Chhattisgarh

 

A Naga Indian Police Service (IPS) officer T. John Longkumer (1991 batch, Chhattisgarh cadre) is all set to be the next Director General of Police, Nagaland. The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has approved the ‘inter-cadre’ deputation of T. John Longkumer from Chhattisgarh to Nagaland for a period of three years on administrative grounds.

 

The Naga Republic is in possession of the letter written on June 21, 2018 by the MHA to the Chief Secretary, Government of Chhattisgarh, conveying the Government of India’s approval for the inter-cadre deputation of T. John Longkumer to Nagaland.

 

The Government of Chhattisgarh has been directed to relieve the IPS officer immediately with the direction to report to the Government of Nagaland. A copy of the letter issued by the MHA has also been copied to the Chief Secretary, Government of Nagaland and also to T. John Longkumer.

 

Of interest to note is that the deputation of T. John Longkumer to Nagaland has been clearly stated to be for a period of three years. The MHA letter cautions that the officer (Longkumer) shall be liable to disciplinary action and break in service in case he does not hand over charge at the end of the approved period of deputation.

 

It may be mentioned that despite a public campaign demanding his retention as State police chief, the State Government on Wednesday kept Rupin Sharma, IPS on “compulsory wait” and appointed Additional Director General of Police (law & order), Renchamo P Kikon, IPS to take current charge of DGP Nagaland in addition to his normal duties with immediate effect.

 

With the MHA, Government of India giving its approval for the deputation of the Chhattisgarh cadre Naga IPS officer to Nagaland, the appointment order of the new DGP Nagaland is expected any time soon.

 

A Naga IPS officer TJ Longkumer, IGP Bastar region (1991 batch, Chhattisgarh cadre) has been awarded the CRPF (Home Ministry) commendation certificate/medal on January 1, 2012 at Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh.

 

A Naga IPS officer TJ Longkumer, IGP Bastar region (1991 batch, Chhattisgarh cadre) was awarded the CRPF (Home Ministry) commendation certificate/medal on January 1, 2012 at Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh. In this file photo from Nagaland Post, DG CRPF K. Vijay Kumar and TJ Longkumer (Right) at the award ceremony in Jagdalpur

 

TJ Longkumer, son of Padma Shri Prof. Temsula Ao is reportedly the first non-CRPF officer in India to receive such an award– for his outstanding contribution in the field of operation along with CRPF troops in Chhattisgarh, a Maoists infested area. He is also the recipient of President’s Police medal award.

 

With 17 CRPF and 5 BSF battalions apart from state police forces under his command, “Operation Green Hunt” (OGH, the anti-naxal operation) has been dubbed as the brainchild of the 55 year old cop.

 

The Chhattisgarh cadre IPS officer is currently the ADG Traffic & Rail PHQ Raipur.

 

See below the letter from Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

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