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Bhubaneswar, Dec 25:

In what appears to have been a punishment move, the state government on Tuesday ordered the. transfer of the Director, Intelligence Abhay Kumar and posted him as Director, Government Printing Press. NKS workers block CM's path

The sudden move to transfer Abhay Kumar at a time when he was away in Delhi on leave, followed the breach of chief minister’s security by Navnirman Krushak Sangathan members who took the police by surprise and blocked the chief minister’s carcade on Tuesday.

The chief minister was convinced that it was a huge intelligence failure that led to such an incident inside a high security zone, a Home department official told OST under conditions of anonymity.

Abhay Kumar was also in charge of VIP security.

Former police commissioner of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Sunil Roy will be the new Director, Intelligence, the government orders said.

Roy was holding the post of ADG, Human Rights Protection Cell(HRPC) until now.

The ADG, Crime BK Sharma will be holding additional charge of HRPC, the official order said.