Shivanand Jha, a 1983 batch Indian Police Service officer, has been appointed as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Gujarat.Jha, who was heading the CID (Intelligence) as its DGP, was appointed to the top post after in-charge DGP Pramod Kumar retired. Jha was also a member of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 2002 riots and served as the police commissioner of Ahmedabad and Surat.

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