Maintaining law and order will be on top priority : DGP Manoj Yadav

Feb 21, 2019 14:30 | Haryana

Chandigarh, Feb 21– Mr Manoj Yadav, IPS Officer of 1988 batch, assumed the charge of Director General of Police, Haryana at State Police Headquarters in Panchkula today.

Before taking charge as DGP, Mr Manoj Yadava took Guard of Honour. The senior police officers congratulated Mr Yadava after later assumed the charge of the office from officiating DGP, Dr K.P. Singh.

Newly appointed DGP, while interacting with media persons said that maintaining law and order, effective prevention and detection of crime, better investigation, providing safe and secure environment to women and also to weaker sections of the society will be among his top priorities. He mentioned that General Parliamentary Elections are round the corner, thus he would also ensure to make all necessary possible arrangements to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections in the State.

Describing Haryana Police as one of the best police force, Mr Yadava said that it is an honour for him to serve as DGP of Haryana.  and recalled  the time when he  has begun  his career in Haryana Police. There have been lot of initiatives that have been undertaken by Haryana Police in the past, which are extremely laudable. We will further try our best with the help of citizens to strengthen them besides initiating new ones, he stated.

In reply to a question, the DGP said that Haryana is my home and he has never remained untouched with the State. “While being on deputation at Centre, I have been in touch with senior functionaries of state police force”, he added.

When asked about the police arrangements in the light of recent terrorist incident in Pulwama, he said that terrorism does not  limit  to  any border or jurisdiction. We are fully geared up and emphasis would be given on capacity building in police force. STF had already been set up headed by an IGP level officer.  Proposal for setting up Anti-Terrorism Squad and Quick Response Teams is under active consideration of the State Government. Police will take all necessary steps in this direction.

On being asked to comment on efficiency of State intelligence, the DGP said that intelligence wing of Haryana Police is one of the best in the country. To make better coordination with the central intelligence agencies will also be our priority.

Director General Prisons Mr K. Selvaraj, Director General Crime Mr P.K. Agrawal, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Law and Order Mohd Akil, ADGP Crime Against Woman, Mr Ajay Singal, ADGP Operations and IT, Mr A.S. Chawla, IGP Modernization Mr H.S. Doon, CP Panchkula Mr Saurabh Singh and a number of other senior police officers were also present on this occasion.

Mr Manoj Yadava, a 1988 batch IPS officer from Aligarh UP, was born in 1965; he has Masters in Economics (Gold Medalist). Apart from this, he also received MBA (Gold Medal) from Aligarh Muslim University.

He has served as ASP Hansi, Sirsa, Ambala, Additional SP Rohtak, SP Security, Traffic and Crime UT Chandigarh. Before going to central deputation, he also served as SP Fatehabad, Panipat, Panchkula and Ambala. Apart from this, he has also served as Contingent Commander, Indian Civil Police Contingent to UN Mission in Kosovo.

Mr Yadava was also awarded the UN Peace keeping medal in recognition of efforts towards setting up the fledgling Kosovo Police Service. Apart from this, he has also been decorated with the Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service, President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services, Police Hard Duty Medal with Bar and seven commendation certificates from IB.

Apart from this, Mr Yadava has also authored a book titled “History of Haryana Police” which was released by former Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Mr L.K Advani in the year 2002.