Maharashtra, Mumbai get new police chiefs

February 29th, 2008 - 8:59 pm ICT by admin  

Mumbai, Feb 29 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Friday named A.N. Roy as its new state police chief while Hasan Khaja Gafoor will take over as the new Mumbai police commissioner. Presently an additional director-general of police, Gafoor will be the second Muslim to be the Mumbai police commissioner.

Both Gafoor and Roy assumed their respective charges Friday evening.

Gaffoor told IANS that he felt “honoured and humbled by the responsibility entrusted” and would spell out his priorities for the city shortly.

An Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the 1974 batch, Gafoor has served as held several sensitive postings in the past including that of security chief of Air India. Gafoor takes charges from outgoing city police chief D.N. Jhadav.

Meanwhile, former Mumbai police commissioner A.N. Roy has been elevated as the state director general of police (DGP), succeeding P.S. Pasricha, who has been superannuated.

Both Jadhav and Pasricha were granted three-month service extensions post-retirement by the government that was struck down as illegal by the Bombay High Court.

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