Saturday, March 18, 2023
HomeIndiaMaharashtra ACB chief Param Bir Singh will be the new Mumbai Police...

Maharashtra ACB chief Param Bir Singh will be the new Mumbai Police Commissioner

Before this appointment, 1988-batch IPS officer Param Bir Singh was Director General of Anti Corruption Bureau that gave clean chit to NCP leader Ajit Pawar in December 2019.

Text Size:

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Saturday appointed senior IPS officer Param Bir Singh as the new Police Commissioner of Mumbai.

Singh, a 1988-batch officer and former Thane Police Commissioner, replaces Sanjay Barve, who retires on Saturday.

Before being appointed as the Mumbai police chief, Singh was posted as the Director General (DG) of the Maharashtra Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB).

Bipin K Singh, the Additional Director General (ADG) of the ACB, has now been given the additional charge as the DG of the anti-graft agency. A 1990-batch IPS officer, Bipin Singh has been awarded President Police Medal.

Also read: Mumbai to stay open 24×7: More cities should follow or fix creaking infrastructure first?

In December last year, the ACB headed by Param Bir Singh had given a clean chit to NCP leader Ajit Pawar, who is currently the state deputy chief minister, in connection with alleged scam involving 12 Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation (VIDC) projects.

In the past, Param Bir Singh had held several key positions in the police department. He had served as Thane police commissioner, DCP in several important zones in Mumbai, and Superintendent of Police (SP) of Chandrapur and Bhandara districts, a statement said.

He had also served as the Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) in the state, it added.

In a video message posted on Twitter, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said, “Mumbai police commissioner Sanjay Barve is retiring today. Singh has been named as his successor. This announcement has been made after discussion with the honourable chief minister.”

Earlier in the day, outgoing Mumbai police commissioner Sanjay Barve was given a farewell by his colleagues at Naigaon police headquarters here.

Barve, who had taken charge as the commissioner in February last year, had got two extensions, first in August and then in November.

Also read: Supercop stories: Rakesh Maria’s tell-all book ‘exposes’ murky Mumbai Police tales


Subscribe to our channels on YouTube & Telegram

Support Our Journalism

India needs fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism, packed with on-ground reporting. ThePrint – with exceptional reporters, columnists and editors – is doing just that.

Sustaining this needs support from wonderful readers like you.

Whether you live in India or overseas, you can take a paid subscription by clicking here.

Support Our Journalism

Most Popular