Aizawl/Bangalore (mizonews.net): Mizoram DGP Lalrokhuma Pachuau is likely to become the next Karnataka DGP, according to reliable sources.
Pachuau, who is an IPS officer of the Karnataka cadre, has been on deputation to Mizoram and he is likely to return back to his south home state in the first week of May.
This development has been necessitated because of the Karnataka High Court ruling which quashed the appointment of Shankar M Bidari as DGP and the subsequent appointment of AR Infant, who is not popular among political circles. Infant had filed a case againt Bidari which led to the latter’s fall.
The BJP government led by Sadananda Gowda is under “extreme pressure” to remove Infant and appoint a new state police chief, mizonews.net source from Bangalore said.
Pachuau is the third seniormost IPS officer of Karnataka cadre and so far has not been opposed by any from the ruling party, it is said.
Local media reports said that the Mizo top cop is said to have conveyed his eagerness to return to Bangalore to the Central government.
As per the Supreme Court ruling, a state DGP should be able to hold at least 2 years. “This piece of legislation will be instrumental in deciding Pachuau’s appointment,” an official who do not want to be named told mizonews.net
It is learnt that Pachuau will retire only in 2015 and that means he qualifies for the top Karnataka police post.