Meghalaya government appoints former DGP as security adviser

Shillong, Mar. 3: The Meghalaya government has decided to appoint former Meghalaya director-general of police, Rajiv Mehta as the state security advisor.

After the cabinet meeting held today, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma told reporters that the appointment of Mehta has been approved by the cabinet and his appointment to the post is for one year.

He said that the person appointed to the post, would give suggestions and recommendations as well as adopting strategies while dealing with various matters pertaining to security of the state as well issues related to sisters’ states in the Northeast and borders with neighbouring countries, human rights issues, and strengthening of police organisation.

He also said that Meghalaya required a dedicated and experience person who has adequate knowledge not only about the state but all the sisters’ states in the Northeast also, while dealing with internal security matters, so that the state can overcome various challenges.

Mehta had retired from the post of DGP of Meghalaya in June, 2016.

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