Bhubaneswar, Dec. 27 -- The Centre has approved the repatriation of Sunil Kumar Bansal, Special Director of Intelligence Bureau to his parent cadre Odisha, where he will take over as the new Director-General of Police (DGP).

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued an order yesterday allowing a home ministry proposal for the pre-mature repatriation of Bansal, a 1987 batch IPS officer.

A notification regarding the appointment of Bansal as the head of the police force in the State was issued by the Odisha Home Department on December 15.

Bansal will succeed incumbent Abhay who will retire on December 31 this year after completing his two-year tenure. He is likely to assume charge from J...