Hemant Nagrale Mumbai New Police Commissioner: Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh has been removed from his post on Wednesday. The position will now be handed over to Hemant Nagrale, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh informed on Wednesday.
Nagrale also is the Additional Director General of Police (DGP) Mumbai, the position of Mumbai CP will be an additional charge.
Nagrale is a decorated IPS officer from 1987 batch Maharashtra Cadre and has received awards like the President’s Police Medal, Vishesh Seva Padak and Antarik Suraksha Padak.
READ | Ambani Bomb Threat Case: NIA Seizes Mercedes Driven By Sachin Vaze; Scorpio’s Number Plate, Cash & Clothes Recovered
Meanwhile, Deshmukh also informed that Param Bir Singh has been transferred and posted as DG Home Guard.
The development comes days after Mumbai Police’s encounter specialist cop Sachin Vaze was arrested by the National Investigative Agency (NIA) in connection with a bomb scare at Mukesh Ambani’s house Antilia.
Vaze has been facing heat in the death case of Mansukh Hiran. Accused by Hiran’s wife of involvement in her husband’s suspicious death, Vaze was shunted out of the Mumbai crime branch last week and was later arrested by the investigative agency.
ALSO READ | ‘She Hasn’t Received Any Invitation’: RIL Says Reports Of Nita Ambani’s Appointment As Visiting Faculty At BHU Are Fake
Last month, an explosives-laden Scorpio was found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s house in south Mumbai with a threat letter inside. Hiran, who was in possession of the SUV, had claimed that it had been stolen a week earlier, but the case got murky when he was found dead in a creek in Thane on March 5.
Hiran’s wife had claimed that her husband had given the SUV to Vaze in November, which the officer returned in the first week of February.
The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), which is probing the case, has recorded Vaze’s statement earlier, in which he has denied using the SUV that was in possession of Hiran.