Himanshu Shukla named Ahmedabad crime branch DCP

Ahmedabad: Himanshu Shukla was on Thursday named as the Deputy Commissioner of Police Ahmedabad crime branch, a post that was lying vacant following the arrest of suspended DCP Abhay Chudasama in April in connection with the alleged fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and killing of his wife.

Shukla, the Kheda Superintendent of Police, would be taking the new charge following a transfer order issued by the Gujarat home department, an official statement said here.

Besides Shukla, nine other IPS officers have also been transferred.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Crime, Surat Subhash Trivedi, who had accidentally shot a fellow officer during an anti-terror mock drill at Surat airport early this year, has been transfered to Jamnagar as District Superintendent of Police (DSP).

DSP Bhavnagar R V Asari has been transferred to Kheda to replace Shukla.

Trivedi would replace DSP R V Jotangia, who has been transferred to state CID (crime) as superintendent of police (SP), Economic Offences Wing.

Sabarmati Jail Superintendent V Chandrashekhar has been transferred to Bhavnagar as DSP, replacing Asari.

Ahmedabad cyber crime DCP M R Agrawal, M S Bharada and H R Choudhary (both GPS officers who have been promoted to IPS cadre), R J Pargi and SP Vadodara Central Jail J B Mandviya are others who have been transferred, according to the statement.