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Commissioner Soumen Mitra promoted to DGP rank by Bengal Government

Soumen Mitra, presently posted as Police Commissioner of Kolkata in the rank of ADG has been promoted to the rank of DGP with effect from September 1, 2021 until further orders by Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee.
Mitra, earlier was selected for the prestigious  “Police Medal” award by the West Bengal Home Department.
Two other officers were also selected in the same category for their outstanding and exemplary work, while seven officers will receive the award in the second category for their commendable work. The awards were received by the officers on 15 August from Mamta Banerjee.
Along with the Kolkata Police Commissioner,  two IPS officers that are receiving the award this time. They are ADG (Prisons) Piyush Pandey and IG (North Bengal) DP Singh. The awards are given by the state government in two main categories – outstanding or exemplary work and commendable work.
The seven IPS getting the award in the second category for the commendable work in the force, include Anand Kumar (IG, CID), Syed Waqar Raja (Joint Commissioner of Kolkata Police), Sumit Kumar (Superintendent of Police, Kochbihar), Bhaskar Mukherjee (Superintendent of Police, Sundarbans), Amarnath K (Superintendent of Police, East Midnapore), Dinesh Kumar (Superintendent of Police, West Midnapore), Aparajita Rai (DC STF, Kolkata Police).

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