The law and order in the commercial capital of the country, Mumbai, will now be administered by the new Police Commissioner, Parambir Singh. Singh is a 1988 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer who is appointed as Mumbai’s Police Commissioner on Saturday, February 29. The new top cop counted his priorities to keep the city’s law and order in good shape.
“I feel very honoured. I will continue to maintain good law and order. Street crimes, women’s safety, & curbing underworld crimes will be my priorities,” said Singh while addressing the reporters, quoted ANI. When asked about the ongoing protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), Singh said that protesters can continue their protests “peacefully”.
Singh was posted as Maharashtra’s Director General of Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) before taking charge of the new position. The new top cop has succeeded the 1987 batch IPS officer, Sanjay Barve, who was the city’s police commissioner till Friday, February 28.
Barve was appointed as the city’s top cop on February 28 last year. Barve got two extension to his tenure during his total period of deployment at the city’s supreme position in the police department. He had received the first extension in August and then in November last year. However, the sitting state Home Minister, Anil Deshmukh, stated that Barve’s tenure will not be nodded any more extension.
Barve was given the farewell by his colleagues at the Naigaon police station on Saturday. When asked the outgoing top cop on his experience during his tenure as the Police Commissioner of Mumbai, he recalled the challenges during the elections and protests in the city.
“Today, the Mumbai police is well equipped, strong and capable of dealing with any challenges. In my tenure, I have witnessed elections, protests against CAA, NRC and other challenges, but officials of the Mumbai police have handled them well,” said the outgoing Mumbai police commissioner, Sanjay Barve. Barve met each senior police officials personally while he was discharged of his duties as the Mumbai police commissioner.