The state’s senior-most Indian Police Service officer K Subramaniam has been appointed as the state's new police chief.
The state home department on Monday cleared the way for his appointment as the state’s director general of police (DGP) and he will replace Ajit Parasnis, who retires on September 30.
Subramaniam, currently the director general of the anti-corruption bureau, belongs to the 1976 IPS batch.
Known for his integrity, Subramaniam is one of the most respected officers in the force.
He was born in 1952 in Hyderabad, and after completing Masters in in Zoology from Sri Venkateshwara University at Tirupati, he joined the Maharashtra cadre of the IPS in 1976.
His first posting in the state was as additional superintendent of police, Islampur. After this, as superintendent of police, he was posted at Satara, Chandrapur and Pune.
He served in the Central Bureau of Investigation, on deputation, as a deputy general of police. He was then posted as the additional commissioner of police (south region).
Subramaniam has also served as a principal secretary in the state home department before he was transferred to the ACB two years ago.