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Sanjeev Dayal is new Mumbai police commissioner

Last updated on: May 31, 2010 19:04 IST

Commissioner of Mumbai police D Sivanandan has been appointed the Maharashtra's new police chief. He will take over from A N Roy, who retires on Monday.

Sivanandan, a 1976-batch IPS officer, pipped Director General of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and former Mumbai police Commissioner Hasan Gafoor, considered the front-runner for the top job, to the post.

Gafoor is an officer of 1974 batch of the IPS and was Mumbai police Commissioner during the 26/11 terror attacks.
Home department sources said that Additional Director General (Special Operations) Sanjeev Dayal has been appointed city police commissioner in place of Sivanandan.

Image: Newly appointed Maharashtra police chief D Sivanandan (left) greets new Mumbai police commissioner Sanjeev Dayal (right) in Mumbai on Monday

Photograph: Sahil Salvi

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