Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Taliakhum John Longkumer, on Wednesday, took charge as the Director General of Police (DGP) of Nagaland.

Longkumer is an IPS officer of 1991 batch. He succeeded DGP Rupin Sharma.

The DGP, upon his arrival, was accorded the Guard of Honor at the Police Head Quarter (PHQ), Kohima.

A press release from the PRO, PHQ, Kohima said after assuming charge, the DGP interacted with senior officers of PHQ, wherein he assured that he would uphold the office of the DGP with dignity and pride and strive towards working as a team. The DGP also said that he was happy to be home.