New Delhi, November 14
The Maharashtra Government reshuffled 104 Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and Superintendent of Police-rank officers in the state.
14 DCP-rank officers were transferred to the Mumbai Police force alone.
Some of the IPS officers like Abhinav Deshmukh, M Ramkumar, Anil Paraskar, Manoj Patil, Amogh Gaonkar, Tejaswi Satpute, and Gaurav Singh have been transferred to the Mumbai Police. Pravin Mundhe, Dixit Gedam, Mangesh Shinde, Purushottam Karad, Mohit Garg, Ajay Bansal, Akbar Pathan among the officers who are shifted to Mumbai Police.
The transfers of nine officers from Thane, Palghar, Pune and Nashik stayed barely after 24 hours.
The nine officers whose transfers were stayed included Prashant Mohite (DCP zone 4, Thane city to Superintendent of Police, Anti Corruption Bureau, Thane), Sunil Lokhande (DCP, economic offence wing, Thane city to Deputy Commissioner, Nagpur city), Yogesh Chavan (DCP Zone 2, Thane city to DCP, Navi Mumbai), Prakash Gaikwad (Additional Police Superintendent, Palghar to DCP, Solapur city), Namrata Patil (DCP, Pune city to Police Superintendent, Economic Offence Wing, Maharashtra state, Mumbai), Sandip Doiphode (Police Superintendent, Force One, Maharashtra State, Mumbai to DCP, Mira-Bhayander, Vasai-Virar), Deepak Devraj (Police Superintendent, Maharashtra State Security Board, Mumbai to Commandant, State Reserve Police Force, Group 2, Pune), Tirupati Kakde (Additional Police Superintendent, Kolhapur to Police Superintendent, Force One, Maharashtra State, Mumbai and Ms Sharmistha Ghare (Walawalkar) (DCP, State Intelligence Department, Nashik to Police Superintendent, Anti Corruption Bureau, Nashik).
This is believed to be a biggest reshuffle in Maharashtra after the BJP took over the reign from Maha Vikas Aghadi government led by Uddhav Thackeray.
While IGPs in Maharashtra are waiting for their promotions to the rank of additional DGPs, the government may bring in new Police Commissioner in Mumbai replacing the present CP Vivek Phansalkar.