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Parambir Singh, Barve among top contenders


Search starts for new Mumbai CP

Mumbai Police Commissioner Subodh Jaiswal set to be the new DGP after Padsalgikar retires this month


The state government’s proposal to the Centre for a two-year extension to Director General of Police Dattatray Padsalgikar has been rejected, prompting a search for a new police commissioner for Mumbai as the incumbent, Subodh Jaiswal, will take over from Padsalgikar whose term ends this month.

Mirror has learnt that among the most sensible contenders for the Mumbai police commissioner’s post are Parambir Singh, additional director normal of police, legislation & order, Sanjay Barve, director normal of police, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Pune Police Commissioner Ok Venkatesham, and Thane Police Commissioner Vivek Phansalkar.

Sources within the state bureaucracy stated that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has most popular officers no longer posted in Maharashtra for the Mumbai police commissioner’s post. “Padsalgikar was posted within the Intelligence Bureau when he was introduced in as the police commissioner. Similarly, Jaiswal was posted within the R&AW,” the supply stated.

Padsalgikar was scheduled to retire on August 31 final yr, however the leader minister requested the Centre to give him a two-year extension however was granted best 3 months. After 3 months, Fadnavis again sought an extension, and Padsalgikar was granted another 3 months in place of job.


This extension ended in a public passion litigation being filed within the Bombay High Court alleging favouritism via the manager minister, which was rejected, however on the same time the courtroom demanded to know from the Centre whether it was susceptible to give Padsalgikar another extension.

“Maharashtra government was informed on Wednesday that Padsalgikar’s term can't be extended. The government has sent names of all DG-ranked officers to the Union Public Service Commission for the DGP’s post however Jaiswal, who retires in 2022, is the seniormost amongst them and is in all probability to be successful Padsalgikar,” the supply stated.


As for the Mumbai police commissioner’s post, resources stated that Parambir and Barve have been within the reckoning even the final time around, when Jaiswal was chosen forward of them. Singh, a 1988-batch IPS officer, headed the Thane police sooner than his present posting, while Barve was managing director, Maharashtra State Security Corporation, and in command of the state intelligence department sooner than he was moved to the Anti-Corruption Bureau.


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