Bengaluru gets new Police Commissioner

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Bengaluru : Bengaluru Police is set to have a new Police commissioner on Monday after a major reshuffle in the police force by the Karnataka government.

Alok Kumar IPS, who was the Additional Commissioner of Police, crime, has been promoted to the position of Bengaluru police commissioner replacing T Suneel Kumar IPS, who will take over as the ADGP, Recruitment. Suneel took charge as commissioner of Bengaluru police in August 2017.

Alok Kumar was previously investigated by the CID for his links with Pari Rajan, accused of being part of the single-digit lottery scam in Karnataka.

He was first posted in Bengaluru as the DCP (South division) in 2010. He has since held several postings including additional commissioner of police (Law & Order), joint commissioner of crime and head of the Anti-Naxal Force based in Udupi.

Meanwhile, Ravi Channawar, DCP, Bengaluru (West) has been transferred to the position of superintendent of police, CID, Bengaluru. The position was previously vacant.

Kala Krishnaswamy, DCP, Bengaluru (North-east) has been posted as director of the Forensic Science Laboratory, Bengaluru. She will be replaced by former Superintendent of Police, Railways, Bheemashankar Guled.

Amrit Paul, IGP Administration has been posted as the new IGP, Eastern Range, Davangere while Soumendu Mukherjee was appointed as the IGP, Internal Security Division, Bengaluru.

Umesh Kumar, who was previously the IGP, Southern Range, Mysuru will now be additional commissioner for Bengaluru (West).

BR Ravikanthe Gowda, DIGP Fire Services has been transferred as DIGP, Crime, Bengaluru. BK Singh, IGP, is posted as secretary, Home Department.

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