Tuesday, July 31, 2018

11 IPS officers transferred; Pune get new police chief


PUNE (MUMBAI): The Maharashtra government today transferred 11 senior IPS officers, including police chiefs of Thane, Pune, Navi Mumbai and Nagpur, three days after effecting a major reshuffle in the police establishment.

Vivek Phansalkar, a 1989-batch IPS officer, has been appointed the new police commissioner of Thane. He will replace Param Bir Singh, who has been shifted to state police headquarters as Additional Director General (Law and Order), said an official, quoting the orders issued by the home department.

Hemant Nagrale, who was police commissioner of the Maratha quota stir-affected Navi Mumbai, has been transferred to the state police headquarters as ADG (Equipment and Provisions). Sanjay Kumar, a 1989-batch IPS officer, will be the new police chief of Navi Mumbai. He was earlier ADG, Crime and Investigation Department (CID) in Pune.

He was heading the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the 2015 killing of rationalist and Communist leader Govind Pansare. K Venkatesham will be the new Police commissioner of Pune in place of Rashmi Shukla, who has been appointed ADG of Highway Police. Bhushankumar Upadhyay, who was ADG (Prisons), will now head the Nagpur Police, succeeding Venkatesham.

Another IPS officer, R K Padmanabhan, will head the newly created Pimpari Chinchwad Police Commissionarate. Rajnish Sheth, a 1988-batch IPS officer, has been appointed the new ADG of Anti-Corruption Bureau. Sanjivkumar Singhal has been appointed the new ADG of CID, while Amitabh Gupta has been named Principal Secretary (Special) in the home department. On Saturday last, the government had transferred or promoted as many as 84 IPS officers.


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