GUWAHATI: Retired IPS officer Ranjit Kumar Pachnanda has been appointed as security adviser to the Chief Minister in the rank and status of DGP. Pachnanda is a 1983 batch IPS of West Bengal cadre who had served all Central forces like the BSF, CRPF, CISF, SPG, CBI and the ITBP. His book Terrorists and Response to Terrorists’ Threat was the best seller in 2001.
Meanwhile, circles concerned in Assam question the rationale behind choosing a retired IPS officer from another State for the post when the State has no dearth of efficient retired IPS officers to be entrusted for the job. They say that there is every reason that the retired IPS officers of Assam having better knowledge on the security problems of Assam than Pachnanda.
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