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SC bans appointment of acting police chiefs

New Delhi, July 3: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed State governments to stop the practice of appointing acting police chiefs upon the superannuation of an incumbent top cop. Instead, the states were asked to send, to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), the names of three senior police officers who could be considered as probable candidates for the posts of Director General of Police (DGP) or Police Commissioners as the case may be. (IANS)