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Hunt for new Maharashtra DGP begins

With Maharashtra Director General of Police, AN Roy retiring this month end, Director General (ACB) Hasan Gafoor has emerged as the front runner for the top post, given his seniority, Home Department sources said.

mumbai Updated: May 13, 2010 16:53 IST

With Maharashtra Director General of Police, AN Roy retiring this month end, Director General (ACB) Hasan Gafoor has emerged as the front runner for the top post, given his seniority, Home Department sources said.

Mumbai Police Commissioner D Sivanandan, an Additional DG rank officer, is due for promotion and is also likely to be elevated before June second week.

A panel headed by Chief Secretary JP Dange is finalising its report on the selection of new DGP and would submit the recommendations to Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in a couple of days as the 1972 batch IPS officer retires on May 31, they said.

If seniority is given priority for the appointment of DGP, the 1974 batch IPS Gafoor may succeed Roy. Next in seniority are P P Shrivastava, DGP (Housing), D Sivanandan, Additional DG (Mumbai Commissioner), Ajit Parasnis Additional DG rank (SRPF).

There are three DG posts in the state, DGP-Maharashtra, DGP (ACB), DGP (Housing). In case Sivanandan is promoted, there are five IPS officers in the race for the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner. They are SRPF chief Ajit Parasnis, Special Operations chief Sanjeev Dayal, CID chief SPS Yadav, Pune Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh and Addl DGP (Traffic) Arup Patnaik, sources added.