Satish Mathur took charge from his predecessor Praveen Dixit as Maharashtra’s new Director General of Police (DGP). Sunday was outgoing DGP Praveen Dixit’s last day in office.
A 1981 batch officer, Mathur, a St Stephen’s alumni, is the first IPS officer in the country who was trained by the National Security Guard (NSG). He is the batchmate of Rakesh Maria, DG (Home Guards), Meeran C Borwankar, DG (Bureau of Police Research and Development), former Additional DG P K Jain who resigned a week before his retirement, and ADG A K Sharma, who retired as Commissioner of Police, Navi Mumbai.
Mathur was also involved in the crucial investigations of 1993 Mumbai serial bombings during his stint in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).