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IPS Officer Sanjay Barve takes charge as the new Commissioner of Mumbai, Subodh Jaiswal elevated to Maharashtra DGP

Barve has succeeded Subodh Jaiswal, a 1985 IPS batch officer, who has served in the Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) as the Additional Secretary for 3-years, while being deputed in the agency since 2009. Jaiswal has been elevated to the rank of Director General of Police of Maharashtra state as DGP Datta Padsalgikar retired on Thursday.

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The Maharashtra police, on Thursday, appointed the 1987-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Sanjay Barve, as the new police commissioner of Mumbai. The police officer who hails from Konkan district of Maharashtra was serving as the Director General of Maharashtra Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) before his appointment as the top official of Mumbai police. Barve has also served in the Maharashtra state police headquarter as the Additional Director General. The top cop of the city made it clear to the citizens of the metropolis that his top priority is safety and security of the city’s resident. “I want to assure Mumbaikars that they are safe, the city is safe and will remain safe,” he was quoted as saying by the media reports.

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Barve has succeeded Subodh Jaiswal, a 1985 IPS batch officer, who has served in the Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) as the Additional Secretary for 3-years, while being deputed in the agency since 2009. Jaiswal has been elevated to the rank of Director General of Police of Maharashtra state as DGP Datta Padsalgikar retired on Thursday. The 56 year old IPS officer, Jaiswal, who began his journey from Amravati as Additional Superintendent of Police has served in various districts of the state at various levels. He was appointed the chief of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) by the High Court to probe the Abdul Karim Telgi’s stamp paper scam worth Rs. 20,000 crore in 2003. He was also coronated to Mumbai’s top cop seat in the similar fashion like in the case of Sanjay Barve. Jaiswal succeeded Datta Padsalgikar in July last year when Padsalgikar was elevated to the rank of DGP of Maharashtra, on the same day when the former DGP retired.

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Incidentally, Sanjay Barve has taken charge of the law and order of the business capital of India at the time when the nation is at the verge of getting into a war with Pakistan. The high tension across Line of Control (LoC) is yet to settle, especially, after Indian Air Force (IAF) gunned down a prominent aircraft, F16, of Pakistan on February 27, by losing it’s own Mig-21 Bison while it’s pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, landing on Pakistan’s soil and is in their custody. Abhinandan is speculated to be released by Pakistan forces on March 1, as announced by Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, on February 28.

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While addressing the issue of the ongoing tension at the LoC and the threat to the city, Barve assured the citizens that the city is safe, however, they need to be alert. “I want to appeal to the police and city residents to remain alert and vigilant. If there is anything suspicious, people should alert the police,” said the IPS officer in a media interaction.

(With inputs from TOI & Financial Express)

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