The West Bengal government has appointed Virendra as the new director-general of police of West Bengal. He will replace current DGP Surajit Kar Purkayastha, who would be retiring on May 31. A new post, advisor (security), has been created to accommodate Purkayastha. Kar Purkayastha is highly experienced and the chief minister prefers him and wants to utilise him in security-related issues.

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