NEW DELHI (INDIA): Karnataka government has issued an order appointing 1981-batch IPS officer RK Dutta as next Director General and Inspector General of Police (DG&IGP). Incumbent DG&IGP Omprakash’s tenure will end on January 31. Dutta is currently on central deputation.nnDutta will have a nine-month tenure as he is set to retire in October this year. He has worked as Additional Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Additional Director General of Police in Lokayukta. He is the senior most among the IPS officers shortlisted for the top job in the police department.nnThe Supreme Court had quashed the allegations made against Dutta, a Karnataka Cadre officer. He was accused of forcing a law College that he attended, to give mandatory attendance to show he was attending classes while he should have been on duty. He completed his Law graduation from a private college in 2009. He was then ADGP (anti-corruption wing) in the Karnataka Lokayukta’s office.nnNeelamani Raju, DGP (internal security), a 1983 batch IPS officer was also one of the serious contender for the coveted post. She had returned back from central deputation in 2016. The other senior IPS officers who were in the race were CID DGP H C Kishore Chandra and DGP of state Fire and Emergency services M N Reddi.