Hitesh Chandra Awasthi takes charge as interim UP DGP

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb 1 (ANI): Hitesh Chandra Awasthi took charge as the interim Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP), replacing OP Singh, who retired on Friday.

Awasthi is a 1985-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.

He has served in the CBI for 13 years and is presently posted as Director-General Vigilance. He will retire in June 2021.

Singh took charge as the Uttar Pradesh DGP in January 2018. (ANI)