A 1992- Punjab batch IPS officer, Gaurav Yadav today took the additional charge of Director General of Police (Head of Police Force) Punjab.

Yesterday, the Punjab government took the decision that Special Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Punjab, IPS Gaurav Yadav will take up the additional charge of DGP of Punjab in place of IPS V.K Bhawra who has gone on a long leave of two months starting from 5th July to 7th September.

The officer, Gaurav Yadav is of the 1992 batch, and the National Convener of Aam Admi Party, Arvind Kejriwal also belongs to the 1992 batch.  Both of them are very close to each other.
Gaurav Yadav has done mechanical engineering, M.A in Police Administration, and is also a Ph.D.
Counter Intelligence expert Gaurav Yadav has a wide experience in policing and is also expected to play a key role in the State government.

As an IG, Yadav had also served as intelligence wing chief during the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP government’s tenure in 2016. He has worked in various positions in the State Police so far and has held many important positions even during the SAD-BJP coalition government. He is the son-in-law of Punjab’s former DGP PC Dogra.

He is selected as the acting DGP by the state government because he has vast experience working in different positions in different cities of Punjab.

Also, in the last 1 year, three DGPs have been changed i.e. Inderpreet Singh Sahota, Sidharth Chatopadhayay, and VK Bhawra.

After taking the charge, he conveys to everyone that his main priorities are gangsters and drugs.

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