Subodh Jaiswal appointed as Mumbai’s new Police Commissioner

Jaiswal had investigated the Telgi stamp paper scam and served as a senior official in India’s external spy agency, Research and Analysis Wing

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On Saturday, the Mumbai police announced senior IPS Subodh Jaiswal as the new Police Commissioner. A 1985-batch IPS officer, Jaiswal will take charge as Mumbai Police commissioner with an immediate effect.

Jaiswal has also served as a senior official in India’s external spy agency, Research and Analysis Wing and was also a part of the team that investigated the Telgi stamp paper scam.

He was also a part of the team that probed the 2006 Mumbai serial blasts and has also served Mumbai Police as Additional Police Commissioner in the past.

Datta Padgalsikar, Mumbai Police chief now has been elevated as the Maharashtra Director General of Police. In early 2016, Padgalsikar had taken charge as Mumbai Police chief.

The other front-runners for the post of CP along with Jaiswal were Thane CP Parambir Singh, CID commissioner Sanjay Barve, and Pune CP Rashmi Shukla.

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