A 1982 batch senior IPS Officer Geeta Johari has been appointed as new Director General of Police of Gujarat. She will replace P.P. Pandey – acting DGP of the state who had resigned from the post yesterday, after a petition in Supreme Court. Mrs. Johari- presently working as Head of Gujarat Police Housing Corporation will become the first woman Director General of Police of Gujarat. She will retire in November 2017.
The decision of the appointment of Geeta Johari has been taken after series of high level meeting presided by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in Gandhinagar. Minister of State for Home Pradip sinh Jadeja announced this decision at Gandhinagar a short while ago. Our correspondent adds that the Supreme Court has passed the order on the appeal against the Gujarat high court order on a petition by former police officer Julio Ribeiro challenging the appointment of Mr. P.P. Pandey despite being an accused in Ishrat Janha fake encounter case.