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Chavan clears decks for Gafoor as state police chief

It looks like Chief Minister Ashok Chavan wants Director General (Anti Corruption Bureau) Hasan Gafoor to be the state’s next Director General of Police (DGP).

mumbai Updated: May 27, 2010 01:04 IST

It looks like Chief Minister Ashok Chavan wants Director General (Anti Corruption Bureau) Hasan Gafoor to be the state’s next Director General of Police (DGP).

DGP A.N. Roy finishes his term by the end of the month and is not expected to be given an extension.

The Pradhan Committee report on the 26/11 terror attacks had blamed Gafoor, then Mumbai police commissioner, for lapses in handling the attack, but Chavan said that did not matter. “I have no information about any strictures passed against him.

In fact, we have not accepted the allegations made against him in the Pradhan committee report and we had taken this into consideration even when we promoted him last time,” Chavan said on Wednesday.

After the terror attacks, Gafoor was made managing director of the Police Housing Corporation. With Chavan’s statements, Gafoor’s chances as frontrunner for the post of DGP have got a push.

Other names doing the rounds are P.P. Shrivastava, DGP (Housing), city police chief, D. Sivanandhan [of the rank of additional DG]. These names have been forwarded by a panel headed by Chief Secretary J.P. Dange. “Whoever is eligible as per law and fits the Supreme Court guidelines will be considered,” Chavan said.