Bhubaneswar: Odisha cadre senior IPS officer Abhay today took charge as the Director of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) in Hyderabad.
He assumed the office following an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government of India.
Abhay was the Director General of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) prior to the present assignment.
The Odisha cadre IPS officer is currently on central deputation.
He has already served as Additional DG (Training) in CRPF and Inspector General (IG) of Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D) under Government of India.
Notably, the 1986 batch IPS officer was earlier the head of Odisha Crime Branch, State Intelligence Director and the chief in the Directorate of Printing, Stationery and Publication of Government of Odisha.