Mumbai: Senior IPS officer Padsalgikar was today named as the new Police Commissioner of Mumbai. Padsalgikar will take over tomorrow and succeeds Ahmed Javed, who has been appointed as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. “Government is pleased to appoint D D Padsalgikar, IPS (1982) as the next Commissioner of Police, Mumbai with effect from January 31 on superannuation of Ahmad Javed, IPS (1980), the present Commissioner of Police, Mumbai.
“The post of Commissioner of Police, Mumbai stands downgraded to the rank of Additional Director General of Police till further orders,” a senior official said.
Earlier in the day, Javed got an official send off from his fellow police officers at Naigaon Police parade ground in Central Mumbai. During his short speech, Javed thanked the state police force for supporting him and congratulated the 13 President Medal’s recipients from Mumbai police. Javed said he is proud to take over his next assignment.