Following riots, Aurangabad gets new police commissioner
Special inspector general of Nanded range Chiranjeev Prasad was appointed as Aurangabad police commissioner on MondayUpdated: May 29, 2018 00:53 IST
Within days of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’s assurance of appointing a full-time police chief, special inspector general of Nanded range Chiranjeev Prasad was appointed as Aurangabad police commissioner on Monday.
The post was vacant for the last two months after the former commissioner Yashaswi Yadav was sent on the compulsory leave in March. Yadav was held responsible for the brutal lathi charge of protestors who had resorted to the streets against the dumping of solid waste.
A 1996-batch IPS officer, Prasad will take over as the commissioner in the backdrop of the recent riots between two communities in Aurangabad city over the action by the civic body against illegal water connection. The riots had claimed two lives and injured more than 100 residents in the city. Special inspector general Milind Bharambe was holding additional charge as Aurangabad commissioner for last two months.
Last week, CM Fadnavis had assured the opposition legislators that the new commissioner for Aurangbad will be appointed in a couple of days.
The legislators had met the CM over a slew of demands including the appointment of the commissioner.
First Published: May 29, 2018 00:53 IST