BHUBANESWAR: Senior IPS officer Yogesh Bahadur Khurania on Wednesday took over the charge of new Police Commissioner for Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
The outgoing Police Commissioner Rajendra Prasad Sharma handed over charge to Khurania. Khurania became the fifth commissioner since the inception of twin city police commissionerate.
“The Commissionerate Police has evolved over the past eight years, and it has been able to remove all doubts over its effectiveness in the minds of the public. I will ensure to take this good work forward,” said Khurania after assuming office.
He said a vision 2020 document would be prepared towards making Commisionerate Police the best in India.
“Maintaining law and order in the twin cities will be my priority. I am also well aware of the staff deficiencies in the department. I will try to fill up the vacancies,” said Khurania.
He also said that people should treat the commissionerate police as the friend.
Khurania, who was the Special Director of State Vigilance, was appointed the commissioner of twin city police by the state government on January 21. Outgoing commissioner Sharma has been posted as the Special Director General (DG), State Vigilance on promotion.