New Delhi, Oct 25 : Former Intelligence Bureau Chief Dineshwar Sharma and at present Interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir was appointed as Administrator of the Lakshadweep Union Territory, a Rashtrapati Bhawan communique said here on Friday.
Mr Sharma, an IPS officer of Kerala cadre, was Intelligence Bureau Director for two years from January 2015 to 2017.
During the first term of the Modi Government, his appointment as Government's representative for Jammu and Kashmir was announced by the then Home Minister Rajnath Singh in October 2017. He was assigned to talk to different groups of people in militancy prone state.
Mr Sharma was instrumental in Government's decision of suspension of operation during the Ramzan in May 2018 and withdrawal of cases of stone-pelting registered against youths of Jammu and Kashmir. (UNI)