A 1986 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Sita Ram Mardi on Tuesday took over as the new Director General of Police (DGP) Himachal Pradesh.

While addressing media, Mardi said he would try to find out shortcomings in Police department and correct these during his tenure. “Police functioning would be made accessible to all and we will try to root out all evils from the state, including drug and mining mafia,” he said.

ardi was earlier holding the charge of DGP (Home Guard and Civil Defence) and he would SomeshGoyal, who would now hold the charge of DGP (Prisons and Correctional Services).In his 32-year career, Mardi has served in various positions, including as the Superintendent of Police, Shimla, Hamirpur and Kinnaur, Deputy Inspector General, Southern Range, DIG and IG, Vigilance, IG and additional DGP (Law and Order), ADGP (Law and order and CID) and DGP (Prisons).