Maharashtra government transfers several IPS officers; Deven Bharti appointed new ATS chief

A 1994 batch officer, Bharti was posted with the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai police as the Joint Commissioner of Police (JCP)

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On May 15, Wednesday, Maharashtra State Government ordered the transfer of several officers in a major reshuffle of Maharashtra Police Force. The order was issued and signed by Home Ministry's Deputy Secretary, Kailas Gaikwad.

Along with this, the state government appointed IPS officer Deven Bharti as the chief of state’s Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS). A 1994 batch officer, Bharti was currently posted with the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai police as the Joint Commissioner of Police (JCP).

Meanwhile, the government had issued orders for the transfer of 10 Inspector General rank officers along with nine Additional Director General rank officers.

Bharti has investigated several high-profile cases, including the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and murder of senior crime journalist J Dey. He is also known for his crackdown on terror outfit Indian Mujahideen.


The Transferred Officers

IPS officer Rajvardhan was given the portfolio of JCP (EOW). Current ATS chief Atulchandra Kulkarni was transferred as the ADG of Crime Investigation Department (CID). IPS officer Santosh Rastogi will now head the city crime branch. IPS officer Krishna Prakash, the current IGP of State Intelligence Department (SID), has been transferred as the JCP (Administration).

Current JCP, Traffic, Amitesh Kumar has been transferred to the State intelligence department (SID) as JCP. Ashutosh Dumbre, who was posted as the JCP (Crime), has been promoted as the ADG Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB).

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