For new year, Bengaluru gets new police chief

For new year, Bengaluru gets new police chief

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 2017-01-01 11:04 Bengaluru: In a massive reshuffle in the police department - ahead of new year - the state government has appointed 1986 batch IPS officer Praveen Sood as the new city police commissioner. Praveen Sood, a graduate from IIT Delhi, began his career as Assistant Superintendent of Police in Mysuru in 1986. Sood has also served served in several key posts - Bengaluru Additional Police Commissioner (Traffic), ADGP (Computer Wing) and lately as ADGP (Administration), Bengaluru. Sood has won the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2011. He is expected to assume charge on Sunday. Outgoing city police chief SN Megharik will take over as the Anti-Corruption Bureau chief replacing KV Gagandeep. Gagandeep has been transferred as ADGP (Crimes and technical services). As many as 47 IPS officers have been transferred. The new Commissioner will have a new set of IPS officers across the city division to be headed by newly transferred officers including Kamal Pant (ADGP, Administration), A.S.N. Murthy (Commissioner for Traffic and Road safety).Besides, Malini Krishnamurthy will be the new Additional Commissioner of Police, West Division replacing KSR Charan Reddy. Hemanth Nimbalkar will be the new Additional Commissioner of Police, East Division, Bengaluru.Transfers list: