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Kolkata, Dec 31 : Senior IPS officer Vineet Kumar Goyal, who in 2011 led an operation that resulted in the capture and execution of Maoist leader Kishenji, was appointed new Kolkata Police Commissioner on Friday.
The West Bengal government announced Goyal’s appointment.
Currently posted as the Additional Director-General of Police (Special task force) of state police, Goyal will replace Soumen Mitra, who retires as police commissioner during the day.
Goyal, a 1994-batch IPS officer, is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur.
He has also served as the Deputy Commissioner (Eastern Suburban Division), Deputy Commissioner (Special Task Force), Deputy Commissioner (Headquarters), Joint Commissioner (traffic) and Additional Commissioner of city police.
The 51-year-old officer was awarded the President’s medal when he was DIG (Midnapore range) for leading an operation that resulted in the capture and execution of Maoist leader Kishenji in 2011.
Additional Director-General of Police (CID) Gyanwant Singh has been given the additional charge of the post of ADG STF.Mitra is tipped to be appointed as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) after his retirement.