The Maharashtra police had promoted 60 senior police inspectors, including those who are facing departmental inquiries or court cases, to the rank of assistant commissioner of police.
The order that was passed on Thursday was issued from the office of the director general of police.
Among those promoted to the rank of assistant commissioner of police is Sunil Deshmukh, who was in charge of Matunga police station. Deshmukh had earlier served in the anti-terrorism squad and was part of the team that had investigated the serial train bombings of 2006.
Nagappa Mali, who was in charge of the DB Marg police station, has been promoted and deputed to the computer wing of State Police Control Room. This despite recently receiving a dressing down from the police commissioner after several complaints had been made against him. In fact, a case involving a major diamond firm was transferred from Mali's jurisdiction to another because the complainant was dissatisfied with the investigation.
BK Upadhyay, special inspector general of police (establishment), has signed the promotion orders.
The order says that these are routine promotions and transfers and officers, who are facing court cases and inquiries, have been promoted following a written declaration that they are willing to undergo punishment on their promotion post.