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CRPF chief Vikram Srivastava transferred

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Oct 2 (PTI) - In a sudden move, Government today shunted out CRPF chief Vikram Srivastava and brought in K Vijay Kumar, who had shot to fame when he led the operations to eliminate forest brigand Veerappan, as his replacement.

Srivastava, who was made the CRPF Director General in February this year, has been made the chief of Bureau of Police Research and Development in Delhi.

He had come under attack after the Dantewada massacre in which 75 CRPF men lost their lives in a Maoist attack on April six in Chhattisgarh.

58-year-old Vijay Kumar, a Tamil Nadu cadre IPS officer, had achieved fame when he headed the Special Task Force (STF) for a long time and strategised operations that culminated in the elimination of the dreaded sandalwood smuggler Veerapan in October 2004.

Vijay Kumar headed the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad from 2008.

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CRPF chief Vikram Srivastava transferred

NEW DELHI, Oct 2 (PTI) - In a sudden move, Government today shunted out CRPF chief Vikram Srivastava and brought in K Vijay Kumar, who had shot to fame when he led the operations to eliminate forest brigand Veerappan, as his replacement.

Srivastava, who was made the CRPF Director General in February this year, has been made the chief of Bureau of Police Research and Development in Delhi.

He had come under attack after the Dantewada massacre in which 75 CRPF men lost their lives in a Maoist attack on April six in Chhattisgarh.

58-year-old Vijay Kumar, a Tamil Nadu cadre IPS officer, had achieved fame when he headed the Special Task Force (STF) for a long time and strategised operations that culminated in the elimination of the dreaded sandalwood smuggler Veerapan in October 2004.

Vijay Kumar headed the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad from 2008.