New Delhi: Dinkar Guptha IPS has been selected as the new chief of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). He was the former DGP of Punjab and the best serving officer in Punjab as the head of the intelligence unit and the anti-terror force.
The appointment order was issued by the central home ministry, to the position that has been vacant since last May. After the retirement of the former NIA chief Y.C. Modi, CRPF chief Kuldeep Singh was given additional charge.
The Union Home Ministry issued an order appointing Dinkar Gupta yesterday.
Dinkar Gupta is a 1987 batch officer of the Indian Police Service. He served as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2004-2012. Gupta won Police Medal for Bravery in 1992 and 1994. He was also received the President’s Award in 2010 for his outstanding service.
He had won Scholarship from the London School of Economics and is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Washington on counter-terrorism issues.