Dadwal resigns as adviser to Arunachal guv

Former Delhi Police commissioner Y S Dadwal on Tuesday resigned as the Advisor to Arunachal Pradesh Governor citing personal reasons, on the seventh day of his assignment.

Former SSB Director General B D Sharma, who retired last week, replaces Dadwal. There was no official word on the resignation though sources said Dadwal was not keeping well due to a slip disc problem.

His condition aggravated and he wanted to return to Delhi. Sources said the governor had told him that he could work from Delhi but the officer felt that he needed complete rest and could not work. He then forwarded his resignation, which was accepted.

Dadwal could not be reached for comments. A text message sent to him remained unanswered. Dadwal and retired IAS officer G S Patnaik were appointed as advisors on January 26 soon after President Pranab Mukherjee declared Central rule in Arunachal.

Patnaik, a 1980-cadre officer who retired in 2013, had held several prominent posts in Delhi government while Dadwal, a 1974-batch officer, was the Delhi Police Commissioner for three years since 2007, the longest tenure so far. Dadwal retired as Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
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