Number 2 at ‘IB’s Kashmir Desk’ Arvind Kumar takes the agency’s top post

Srinagar:  Arvind  Kumar, the number two at the Kashmir desk of the Intelligence Bureau, will replace Rajiv Jain at the top post, NDTV reported.

“The Home Minister has signed the file and it has gone to PMO,” a senior officer in the Prime Minister’s Office told NDTV.  Both officials will take charge on June 30.

Both Goel and Kumar are IPS officers from the 1984 batch.

Goel has helped handle Punjab militancy when it was at its peak in the 1990s and was posted in Dubai and London. “He was posted as in-charge consular in Dubai and also as a minister in London,” a senior officer in MHA told NDTV.

Arvind Kumar, an officer from the Assam Meghalaya cadre, headed the agency in Bihar. Before that, he looked after its administration and inquiry branches for long.

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