Senior IPS Subodh Jaiswal took charge as the new Commissioner of Police in Mumbai. IPS Jaiswal’s appointment was announced yesterday and he took oath thereby assuming charge immediately. Jaiswal replaced Datta Padsalgikar as the top city cop. Meanwhile, Datta took over as the Director General of Police (DGP) Maharashtra from Satish Mathur who retired yesterday.
Jaiswal is the second-most senior IPS officer after Padsalgikar in the state. He has earlier served in Mumbai as part of the in the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS). While serving as a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the ATS, Jaiswal probed the September 2006 Malegaon blast case. He was also the chief of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) that investigated the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam. Apart from that, he had earlier served as the additional commissioner of police in the state. As a senior official with the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Jaisswal was part of the team that investigated the Telgi scam.
Jaiswal had been asked by the Maharashtra state government before being handed over the post of Commissioner of Police. The state had written to Jaiswal in April asking him if he would like to return to the Maharashtra force, while he was in Delhi working under the central government.
Jaiswal’s tenure as Commissioner of Police may however be cut short if the current DGP Padgalsikar retires in August this year, as slated. Jaiswal is however slated to retire in the year 2022.
Thane CP Parambir Singh, CID commissioner Sanjay Barve and Pune CP Rashmi Shukla were the other contenders for the post of Mumbai Commissioner of Police.