Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan is making many changes to his team and the latest change is AP Director General of Police (DGP). Current DGP RP Thakur has been replaced with Gowtham Sawang who is currently the DG of Vigilance and Enforcement wing.
Gowtham Sawang belongs to the 1986 IPS batch. From 2015 to 2018, he worked as Vijayawada City and he has the name of tackling the Maoists agitations quite effectively when he was the DIG of Warangal range from 2001 to 2003 and also the 'Call-Money' scandal.
Post appointing Sawang, the police officer reached Jagan's office and held discussions on law & order in the state for few minutes.
The outgoing DGP Thakur has the reputation of being biased towards the last TDP government. In Jagan's #KodiKatthi case, Thakur shot to headlines by calling on the media within an hour of the incident was reported. YSRCP claimed that Thakur was misleading the case and he was also in news for his encroachment allegations in Hyderabad. Thakur was given the post of Commissioner of Printing, Stationary and Store Purchase.
SOURCE : GULTE