Srinagar, Dec 17: Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Rakesh Balwal on Friday assumed charge as the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar. Balwal has replaced SSP Sandeep Chaudhary, who was shifted and posted as the SSP-Cyber Crime Investigation Centre for Excellence
Balwal, who is a 2012 batch IPS officer, was moved from the Manipur cadre to the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory) cadre for a period of three years in a relaxation of policy in November this year.
Earlier, he served the NIA on deputation and headed the investigation into the Pulwama attack, which left 40 Central Reserve Police Force jawans dead in 2019.
Balwal is believed to be the mind behind the exhaustive 13500-page NIA charge-sheet filed before a special court in J&K on the Pulwama attack.