After Sukma attack, CRPF gets new director general to fight Naxal menace

CRPF has been fighting 'red terror' without a head after its Director General Durga Prasad had retired in February this year.

After being headless for about two months, the CRPF (Central Reserved Police Force), which is the lead anti-Naxal operations force of the country, today got a new director general.

Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, a 1983 batch of IPS, has been appointed as the new DG of CRPF.

CRPF has been fighting 'red terror' without a head after its Director General Durga Prasad had retired in February this year.

The force of 2 lakh personnel was manned by officiating DG Sudeep Lakhtakiya since then.

The country's largest paramilitary force has lost 37 personnel in line of duty in two major ambushes during the period including this week's attack which took the lives of 25 CRPF men in Sukma.