Patna: In a major reshuffle in the police department, the Bihar government on Saturday issued transfer orders of 58 officers including 49 IPS officers.

Four ADG rank, seven IG rank, eight DIG rank and 39 SPs have been given new responsibilities to strengthen the law and order situation in the state.

The state Home department has posted new SPs in 17 districts including Nalanda, Bettiah, Saran, Sheikhpura, Lakhisarai, Gopalganj, Sheohar, Jehanabad, Madhepura, Bagaha, Gaya, Naugachia, Saharsa, Siwan and Katihar.

Meanwhile, senior SPs have been posted in Patna and Bhagalpur. While Siwan Superintendent of Police Amrit Raj has been directed to take charge in Patna, Gopalganj Superintendent of Police KS Anupam has been transferred to Bhagalpur.

Jehanabad Superintendent of Police has been deployed to Patna as the new SP traffic.

New DIGs have been posted in Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnia, Shahabad and Saharsa.

SP Bettiah Nishant Kumar Tiwari has been transferred to Nalanda. Welfare Inspector General Sunil Kumar has been designated SP Bettiah. SP Katihar Sujeet Kumar has been asked to taken charge in Saran in the same capacity.

While Jamalpur Rail SP S Premlata will now be new SP of Lakhisarai, SP Sheohar Natasha Gudiya will take charge of Gopalganj.

ASP Arwal Naveen Chandra, ASP Bhabua Harpreet Kaur, ASP Barh Sourabh Kumar Shah, ASP Jamui Pushyakar Anand, ASP Jhanjharpur Babu Ram, ASP Fatuha Jayant Kant, ASP Saran Ajit Kymar Satyarthi, city SP Gaya Satyaveer Singh have been designated SP Sheohar, Jehanabad, Madhepura, Bagaha, Gaya, Naugachia, Saharsa and Siwan respectively.

According to Home Department notification, ADG Bihar Military Police SC Verma has been transferred in the same capacity as ADG (Training), ADG (Special Branch) AS Nimbran has been given additional charge of CID Patna.

ADG AK Upadhyay would be the new ADG of Bihar Military Police. Rajesh Chandra (1985 batch IPS officer) is promoted to the rank of ADG (Special Branch).

Inspector General (IG) RS Bhatti has now been appointed IG of the Special Vigilance Wing (SVW).