KK Paul Sworn in as Meghalaya’s New Governor
KK Paul Took Over as the New Governor of Meghalaya
Former Delhi police Chief, KK Paul on 8th July, 2013 took over as the new Governor of Meghalaya, after he was administered the oath of office and secrecy by the Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court, T Meena Kumari at a simple function held at the Durbal Hall of the Raj Bhavan in Shillong.
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, members of his council of ministers, assembly Speaker Abu Taher Mondal and Leader of Opposition Donkupar Roy were among those who attended the ceremony.
About Meghalaya New Governor KK Paul
KK Paul, 65, was the Delhi Police commissioner from February, 2004 to July, 2007 and became a member of the Union Public Service Commission 26th July, 2007. He had also served in the Intelligence Bureau and the Research and Analysis Wing.
An avid cricket lover, Paul is credited with having cracked the betting racket in which South African captain Hansie Cronje was indicted. The 1970 batch Indian Police Service ( IPS ) officer is also credited with nabbing serial killer and conman Charles Sobhraj.
Married to Omita Paul, who is currently secretary to President Pranab Mukherjee, Paul carries a wide ranging of experience of urban policing and internal security. He was involved in handling a mega event like the Asian Games in 1982 in New Delhi and the Non – Aligned Movement summit in New Delhi in 1983.
An MSc and PhD in chemistry from Panjab University, Paul joined the IPS in 1970 and was granted the AGMUT ( Arunachal Pradesh – Goa – Mizoram – Union Territories ) cadre, under which he was first posted at Andaman and Nicobar Islands and then served as the chief of Arunachal Pradesh Police.