The Karnataka Government reshuffled IPS officers in the state appointing senior IPS officer to manage the growing traffic issues in the city.
Special Commissioner, MA Saleem is the new head of the Bengaluru traffic police. The 1993-batch IPS officer, who has been in charge of traffic in the state capital in the past, will replace joint commissioner Ravikanthe Gowda, an officer of the rank of deputy inspector-general of police and function under 1991-batch IPS officer and police commissioner C H Prathap Reddy, also an ADGP-rank officer.
ADGP Saleem will be assisted by a new joint commissioner, M N Anucheth, a 2009-batch IPS officer.
Among other major changes in the city, the government has appointed deputy commissioner (crime) S D Sharanappa as the joint commissioner of crime in place of Raman Gupta, who has been posted to the intelligence wing.
Mysuru Police Commissioner Chandragupta has been transferred as the deputy inspector-general (western range).
Interestingly, an SP in CID, B Ramesh is the new police commissioner in Mysuru.
Harish Pandey, DCP (South), Bengaluru, is posted as Superintendent of Police, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Bengaluru. P Krishnakant, SP, Dharwad, is posted as DCP (South), Bengaluru. R Srinivas Gowda, SP, is posted as DCP (Central), Bengaluru, in the existing vacancy. C K Baba, waiting for a posting, is posted as DCP (Southeast), Bengaluru.
Joshi Srinath Mahadev, DCP (Southeast), Bengaluru, is posted as SP, Karnataka Lokayukta. Laxman Nimbargi, SP, Belagavi, is posted as DCP (West), Bengaluru. Sanjeev M Patil, DCP (West), Bengaluru, is posted as SP, Belagavi.
Kala Krishnaswamy, SP, ACB, Central Division, Bengaluru is posted as DCP (Traffic-East), Bengaluru. K M Shantharaju, DCP (Traffic-East), Bengaluru, is posted as SP, Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (Bescom), Bengaluru. Nagesh D L, SP, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Bengaluru, is posted as SP, Chikkaballapur.
Lokesh Bharamappa Jagalasar, SP, Bagalkot, is posted as SP, Dharwad. G K Mithun Kumar, SP, Chikkaballapur, is posted as SP, CID, Bengaluru
Hariram Shankar, DCP (Law & Order), Mangaluru, is posted as SP, Hassan. Jayaprakash, SP, ACB, Davangere, is posted as SP, Bagalkot. Shobha Rani V J, SP, Bescom, Bengaluru, is posted as SP, ACB, Bengaluru.
Shivanshu Rajput, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Bantwal sub-division, Dakshina Kannada, is posted as ASP, Humnabad sub-division, Bidar.