Patna: With his tenure coming to an end with his retirement tomorrow, Bihar Director General of Police (DGP) P K Thakur paves way for his successor K S Dwivedi who will become the 50th DGP of Bihar, a government notification announced on Tuesday.

Dwivedi, a 1984-batch IPS officer, is currently posted as the DG (Training). His tenure, however, will come to an end on January 31, 2018.

A native of Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh, Dwivedi graduated with a bachelor's degree in Biology from Allahabad University. He later earned a law and a master's degree in philosophy from the same university.

With his extensive experience in combating Naxals in both Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh between 2004 and 2009 during his central deputation, the new DGP is expected to deal with Maoist forces in Bihar with stern hand.

Dwivedi earlier served as the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Bhagalpur at the time when one of the worst communal riots in the history of Bihar broke out resulting in the death of over a thousand people, 900 of which were believed to be Muslims, and displacement of over 50,000 households as a result of the carnage.

Talking to the reporters in Patna, the new DGP said that he would continue to make the state police people-friendly like his successor while keeping focus on maintaining law and order in the state.

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