Senior IPS officer Kuladhar Saikia has been appointed as the new Director General of Police of the Assam state.Saikia, a 1985-batch IPS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, will take charge from present incumbent DGP Mukesh Sahay on his superannuation on April 30. Saikia, a Ph.D from IIT-Guwahati, has 20 published short story collections under his credit. He got the Sahitya Akademi award for his Assamese short story collection, “Akashar Chhabi Aru Anyanya Galpa”, in 2015.

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