Shri Kuldiep Singh,IPS

Shri Kuldiep Singh,IPS

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The Central Zone, is an important Zone in Central Reserve Police Force which came into existence on 7th August, 2009 at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and later shifted to Kolkata on 23rd July, 2010. It has 7 Sectors in its jurisdiction and covers about 42% of the geographical area of our motherland from Bay of Bengal in the east to Madhya Pradesh in the west and from the international border with Nepal in the north to Odisha in the south. To deal with sensitive and difficult operational role, our brave and courageous men and officers are constantly deployed in remote areas and have achieved successes in controlling the Naxal activities in LWE area.  Owing to selfless and dedicated services, this Zone has been decorated with 286 Gallantry Medals, 24 President’s Police Medals for Distinguished Service and 163 President’s Police Medals for Meritorious Service and many such laurels reiterating the commitment towards the Motto of the force – "Service & Loyalty”.  Apart from operational activities, like maintenance of law and order, riot control, security of important shrines, disaster management and VIP security etc. the Zone is committed to overall development by extending security cover to the development agencies in highly Naxal infested areas of Chhattisgarh,
Jharkhand, Odisha and Bihar etc.  The Zone has undertaken various civic action programmes like skill development training and asset generation for amelioration of economic condition of rural poor which has also enhanced confidence of locals in the role of law enforcing agencies. 

10 Coys are deployed for security of three sensitive shrines i.e. Krishna Janam bhoomi-Shahi Idgah Masjid Complex at Mathura, Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Complex at Ayodhya and Kashi Vishwnath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque  at Varanasi.

            The Zone has 7 Sectors, 23 Ranges, 18 Group Centres, 86 Battalions, 8 Composite Hospitals, 2 CWS, 1 AWS, 2 CTCs, 3 RTCs, 1 CIAT.  Out of 86 administrative Battalions of this Zone 28 are deployed in J&K Zone, 12 are in NEZ and 6 are under the process of raising. 82 Battalions are deployed in the operational jurisdiction of this Zone, out of which 12 are from South Zone, 16 are from J&K Zone, 06 are from NEZ and 9 CoBRA Battalions.

During the year from 2011 to 2017, Battalions of this Zone have been able to neutralize 278 Naxals and apprehended 6055 Naxals. 3370 Naxals have surrendered before our Force. Our men and officers have recovered huge quantity of arms & ammunition i.e. 3549 arms, 53199 assorted ammunition, 39439 Kgs. of explosive, 3739bombs, 4458 IEDs, 286455 detonators, 11848 gelatine sticks and Rs.2,99,62,247/- of cash, many other logistic materials and huge quantity of Naxal literatures.



THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS HAVE HELD ON CHARGE OF CENTRAL ZONE SINCE ITS INCEPTION

Shri Vijay Raman, IPS

07/09/09

17/08/10

Shri Subhash Joshi, IPS

18/08/10

27/01/11

Shri Rakesh Jaruhar, IPS

28/01/11  

31/08/12

Shri Anirudh Uppal, IPS

01/09/12  

30/09/12

Shri C. Balasubramanian, IPS

09/11/12  

30/05/13

Smt. Aruna Bahuguna, IPS

31/05/13  

09/10/13

Shri D.K. Pandey, IPS,  IG

(Additional Charge)

10/10/13

13/02/14

Shri M. S. Raghavan

14/02/14

31/08/14

Shri P V K Reddy, IPS

02/09/14

01/12/14

Shri D.K. Pandey, IPS

02/12/14

03/02/15

Shri  K.Durga Prasad, IPS

04/02/15

20/06/16

Shri Sudeep Lakhtakia, IPS

21/06/16

17/02/17

Shri Kuldiep Singh, IPS

18/02/17

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