Lucknow: Brij Lal, a 1977-batch IPS officer, was on Saturday appointed Uttar Pradesh DGP.

He was appointed DGP on the superannuation of R K Tiwari, who retired on Friday, officials said here.

Tiwari had held the post only for a month.

Lal, currently posted as special DGP (law and order) of the state, has over 100 encounters to his credit.