Vivek Phansalkar appointed new Mumbai Police Commissioner

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Senior IPS officer Vivek Phansalkar will replace Sanjay Pandey as the Mumbai Police Commissioner.

Vivek Phansalkar has been appointed as the new Mumbai Police Commissioner. (Credit: Getty Images)

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday appointed IPS officer Vivek Phansalkar as the Commissioner of Mumbai Police. Vivek Phansalkar will replace incumbent Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey as the latter retires on June 30.

In 2018, Vivek Phansalkar was appointed as Thane Police Commissioner, succeeding Param Bir Singh, who was then posted in Mumbai as Additional Director General of Police (law and order).

Prior to this appointment, Phansalkar had been Additional Director General of Mumbai’s Anti-Corruption Bureau since 2016.

Here’s a look at Vivek Phansalkar’s career:

1991-93: Worked as additional superintendent of police in Akola

1993-95: Was ADC to Governor Dr PC Alexander

1995-98: Superintendent of Police in Wardha and Parbhani

1998-2000: Posted as Deputy Commissioner of Police of Nashik

2000-03: Superintendent of police, CID (crime), Nagpur

2003-07: – Director of vigilance for Cotton Corporation of India

2007-10: Additional Commissioner of Police for Pune and Thane

2010-14: Joint Commissioner of Police (traffic), Mumbai

2014-15: Joint Commissioner of Police (admin)

2015 -16: Additional Director General of Police, Anti-Terrorism Squad, Mumbai

2016-18: Additional Director General of Police, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Mumbai

2018-22: Thane Police Commissioner

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