Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Saturday appointed senior IPS officer Dattatray Padsalgikar as the new Police Commissioner of Mumbai.
Padsalgikar, a 1982-batch IPS officer, will take over the reins from the incumbent Mumbai Police chief Ahmad Javed,
who is set to become India's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia after his retirement on Sunday.
"Government is pleased to appoint D D Padsalgikar, IPS (1982) as the next Commissioner of Police, Mumbai with effect from January 31 on superannuation of Ahmad Javed, IPS (1980), the present Commissioner of Police, Mumbai.
"The post of Commissioner of Police, Mumbai stands downgraded to the rank of Additional Director General of
Police till further orders," a senior official said.
Javed had replaced Rakesh Maria as the city's police commissioner in September last year in midst of the Sheena
Bora murder probe. Javed was the DG (Homeguards) before taking up the post.
Padsalgikar was on deputation to the central government in the Intelligence Bureau (IB) for the past few years. He
will retire in August 2018.
Earlier in the day, Javed got an official send off from his fellow police officers at Naigaon Police parade
ground in Central Mumbai.
During his short speech, Javed thanked the state police force for supporting him and congratulated the 13
President Medal's recipients from Mumbai police.
Javed said he is proud to take over his next assignment.