Mumbai: Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh has been transferred and in his place Hemant Nagrale appointed Mumbai Police Commissioner.
Addressing media-persons immediately after assuming charge Nagrale said, his first task is to restore the image of Mumbai Police.
The removal of Param Bir Singh as Mumbai Police Chief, on Wednesday March 17, is significant as it comes in the wake of the arrest of Sachin Vaze by NIA in connection with the a vehicle loaded with explosive gelatin sticks near the imposing residence of leading businessman Mukesh Ambani and the subsequent murder of the owner of this vehicle.
BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has asked why Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Waze was reappointed. He was suspended in 2004, took VRS in 2008 and later, his voluntary retirement application wasn’t accepted due to an inquiry against him. In 2018, there was pressure from Shiv Sena to get him back, but this was refused, Fadnavis has stated.
In another development, Enforcement Directorate has attached immovable and movable properties in the form of land, commercial and residential units in Mumbai, Indore, Delhi & Gurgaon and balances in bank account totalling to Rs. 32 Crore of television channels namely Fakt Marathi, Box Cinema and Maha Movie in TRP scam case.
On Wednesday, March 17, the PM held a meeting with all CMs on the COVID19 situation.