Sanjay Pandey appointed as Mumbai Police Commissioner
Then city police chief Param Bir Singh was shunted out in March 2021 after Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze was arrested in the 'Antilia' explosives case and was replaced by Mr Nagrale.
Mumbai: Maharashtra government has appointed senior IPS officer Sanjay Pandey has been appointed as the new Mumbai Commissioner of Police replacing incumbent Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale.
Nagrale has transferred as Managing Director of the Maharashtra State Security Corporation.
In less than a year, the Maharashtra government is changing the guard of Mumbai police. Then city police chief Param Bir Singh was shunted out in March 2021 after Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze was arrested in the 'Antilia' explosives case and was replaced by Mr Nagrale.
It is also one of the rare occasions that an officer who oversaw the functioning of the entire state police has been asked to head Mumbai Police. Usually, officers first become Mumbai Police chief, considered to be a very prestigious posting, NDTV reports.
Mr Pandey, a 1986 batch IPS officer, was appointed as the acting DGP of Maharashtra in April last year. Never given the full charge, he was replaced by Rajnish Seth, a 1988 batch IPS officer, earlier this month, after the Bombay High Court rapped the state government.
Following the reshuffle, Mr Pandey had said in a social media post that the system worked to "undo some of the injustice" done to his career record in the past and he was leaving the post with a "clear conscience".