DGP Anil Kant | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Cabinet has decided to extend the tenure of State police chief Anil Kant till June 30, 2023. DGP Anil Kant was supposed to superannuate on January 31, 2022.
Through this directive, Kant will get a full two years tenure as the state police chief and in the process will scuttle the chance of a few other juniors to get to the top post. Such a long extension to a serving state police chief has not occurred in the recent past in the state. With the move, B Sandhya is likely to lose the chance of becoming the Kerala's first lady Police Chief.
Anil Kant of 1988 batch is Road Safety commissioner and is a low profile officer. Hailing from Delhi, Kant is the first person from the Dalit community to be appointed as top police officer in Kerala. Anil Kant, who succeeded DGP Loknath Behera, is the first Kerala police chief to be selected from the list recommended by the UPSC committee.
Kant ever since taking over as the new state police chief on July 1 this year has by and large remained away from the media glare and so far has not courted any controversy through his actions.