Guwahati, January 10: Ranjit Kumar Panchnanda has been appointed as the security adviser to the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
Pachnanda is a 1983 batch IPS of West Bengal cadre. He has served all Central forces like the BSF, SPG, CRPF, CISF, CBI and the ITBP.
He has served as the Calcutta Police Commissioner until his unceremonious removal in February, 2013.
Pachnanda is known to be a tough taskmaster.
His book Terrorists and Response to Terrorists’ Threat is well acclaimed and was one of the the best sellers in 2001.