Parambir Singh was posted as the DG of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) before his appointment as the Mumbai Police Commissioner. (Photo Credit: News Nation)
The Maharashtra government on Saturday appointed Parambir Singh as the new Mumbai Police Commissioner. Singh will succeed Sanjay Barve, who retired on Saturday. Singh, a 1988-batch IPS officer, was posted as the Director General (DG) of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) before his appointment as the Mumbai Police Commissioner.
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.
In the past, Parambir 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 December last year, the ACB headed by Parambir 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.
Outgoing Mumbai police commissioner Sanjay Barve was given a farewell by his colleagues at Naigaon police headquarters on Saturday. The 1987-batch IPS officer, who had taken charge as the commissioner on February 28 last year, had got two extensions, first in August and then in November. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had on Friday clarified that Barve would not be given another extension and his successor would be appointed soon.
During the farewell parade, Barve and DCP Akhilesh Singh, went around the police grounds in an open jeep and he individually met every official.
"Today, the Mumbai police is well equipped, strong and capable of dealing with any challenge. In my tenure, I have witnessed elections, protests against CAA, NRC and other challenges, but officials of the Mumbai police have handled them well," Barve said.
Senior policemen, including joint, additional and deputy commissioners, apart from senior inspectors of all police stations were present on the occasion.
(With PTI Inputs)