Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jun 29:
The Odisha government today entrusted additional charge to senior IPS officer and IG, Operations, Soumendra Priyadarshi, as the officer on special duty (OSD), Nabakalebara.
According to a Home department notification, Priyadarshi would oversee all security arrangements during Nabakalebara Rath Yatra in Puri scheduled on July 18.
He would be posted in Puri from where he would monitor the security arrangements.
It may be mentioned that Priyadarshi was the SP of Puri twice. The state government has given him the additional charge as OSD for Nabakalebara on the basis of his experience during his tenure, the notification said.