Bhubaneswar: In a major reshuffle among IPS cadre, state government Saturday appointed senior 1988 batch IPS officer Satyajit Mohanty as the new police commissioner of twin cities – Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
The 1988 batch officer presently working as Additional Director General of Police (Provisioning) will replace 1990 batch IPS YB Khurania.
Incumbent police commissioner Khurania has been posted as ADG (provisioning), while 1994 batch IPS officer Sanjeeb Panda has been posted as the new transport commissioner. Amitabh Thakur, inspector general of police (IGP) – law and order, has been retained with additional charge of IGP, Special Armed Police (SAP).
Similarly, IPS officers Pandit Rajesh Uttamrao, Battula Gangadhar, Madkar Sandeep Sampat have been appointed as new superintendents of police (SPs) of Bhadrak, Kalahandi and CID Crime Branch, respectively.
The state government has also transferred two senior OPS officers – Debi Prasad Das and Sashi Bhusan Satpathy, who have been posted as in-charge SP of Sonepur and Nayagarh.
Mohanty started his career as ASP (Jeypore) in 1990 and has served in the capacity of additional SP-Puri and SP in Koraput, Rourkela, Cuttack and Balasore. He also served as SP, Vigilance and additional transport commissioner.
He successfully served as DIG of police at northern range (Sambalpur), central range (Cuttack) & western range (Rourkela) and IGP fire service & home guards. He has received many commendations & rewards including Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2004.
Apart from his post graduation degree, Mohanty has done his LLB from Utkal University and master of human rights from Pondicherry University. His area of specialization is human rights and police reforms. He has also written five books.