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S Murugan takes charge as first IGP of newly formed police range

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Ballari: S Murugan took charge as the first Inspector General of Police (IGP) of the newly formed police range with jurisdiction over Ballari, Raichur and Koppal, with Ballari as its headquarters.

S Murugan transferred, M Chandrashekar new City Police Commissioner?-1The new range is carved out of the North Eastern Police Range in Kalbaburagi for administrative convenience. Ballari district, which was earlier part of the Eastern Range in Davangere, was merged with North Eastern Range after being tagged to the Hyderabad-Karnatak region.

It is said that the IG will function from the old building in the District Police Office compound, which was earlier the office of Superintendent of Police, as an adhoc arrangement, to set up the office of IGP.

Speaking to presspersons immediately after taking charge said that his thrust was to make policing people-friendly and sought the cooperation of the public for its success.

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