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Karnataka: 36 IPS officers promoted

Published Jan 1, 2018, 1:19 am IST
Updated Jan 1, 2018, 1:19 am IST
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Karnataka: It is achche din for 36 IPS rank officers with the state government promoting them on the New Year's Eve. While 20 promoted IPS officers have been given new postings, 11 were transferred, in what is seen as a major reshuffle in the police department.

The government promoted four 1993-batch Inspector General of Police (IGP) rank officers to Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) rank. They include M.A. Saleem, now posted as ADGP, Crimes and Technical Services, Bengaluru with an additional charge of ADGP and Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety, Bengaluru.


K.S.R. Charan Reddy has been posted ADGP, Training, Bengaluru. He was IGP for Karnataka State Reserve Police, Bengaluru.

Additional Commissioner of Police Bengaluru (West Zone) Malini Krishnamoorthy has been posted as ADGP, Communication, Logistic and Modernisation, Bengaluru as Alok Mohan who was holding this charge earlier is posted as the ADGP, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Bengaluru.

Dr K. Ramachandra Rao has been posted as ADGP, Grievances & Human Rights, Bengaluru with an additional charge of ADGP, Directorate of Civil Rights Enforcement, Bengaluru. He was IGP, Northern Range, Belagavi.

IGP, Intelligence, Bijay Kumar Singh will take over as the Additional Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru, (West Zone). He will also be given the additional charge of the post of IGP, Special Investigation Team, which is currently probing the murder of noted journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh.

The IPS officer D Roopa who made headlines in 2017 by reporting irregularities in the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison when she was the DIG Prisons also received a promotion. She has been promoted to IGP rank and transferred and posted as IGP & Additional Commandant General, Home Guards & Ex-Officio Additional Director, Civil Defence, Bengaluru.

Similarly, Labhu Ram, Joint Director, Intelligence Bureau, Bengaluru, Devajyoti Ray and N Shivaprasad is also promoted to IGP rank and the latter has been posted as IGP, Ballari Range. 

In addition, as many as six SPs received promoted to the rank of DIG, including Sandeep Patil, SP, Intelligence, Bengaluru who now has been posted as DIG, Karnataka State Reserve Police, Bengaluru.

Vijayapura SP Kuldeep Kumar Jain will replace him as SP of Intelligence, Bengaluru.

Other promoted officers include: Dr P.S. Harsha, posted as Commissioner, Department of Information and Public Relation, Bengaluru; Vikash Kumar, posted as Commissioner, Social Welfare Department, Bengaluru; Dr T.D. Pawar, posted as DIGP, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Bengaluru; Annigere Manjunath, posted as DIGP, Directorate if Civil Rights Enforcement, Bengaluru; Ravi Kumar Naik, posted as DIGP, Intelligence; Abhishek Goyal (will hold current post DCP Traffic (East), Bengaluru; Kaushlendra Kumar, Joint Deputy Director, New Delhi; Raman Gupta, Joint Director of Enforcement, Bengaluru; Dr B.R. Ravikanthe Gowda, SP, Belagavi; R Dileep; SN Siddaramappa, SP Internal Security Division, Bengaluru; R Ramesh, posted as Commandant, Home Guards & Civil Defence Academy, Bengaluru; Dr S.D. Sharanappa, DCP (South), Bengaluru; M.N. Anucheth, DCP (West), Bengaluru; Shantanu Sinha, SP, National Investigation Agency, New Delhi; Borase Bhushan, posted as SP, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Bengaluru; Abhinav Khare, SP Shivamogga; B Ramesh, 

SP Ramanagara; Iada Martin Marbaniang, SP Yadgir; Ravi D Channannavar, SP Mysuru; Vartika Katiyar, posted as DCP, City Armed Police, City Armed Reserve, Headquarters, Bengaluru; Kona Vamsi Krishna, posted as Deputy Director, Karnataka Police Academy, Mysuru; Laxmi Nimbargi, posted as SP Udupi; Shiva Prakash Devaraju, posted as Assistant IGP, General, Headquarters, Bengaluru; BM Laxmi Prasad, posted as SP Vijayapura; Dr. Arun K, posted as SP, SIT, Harish Pandey, posted as Deputy Commandant, General, Home Guards, Ex-Officio Deputy Director, Civil Defence, Bengaluru and MS Mohammad Sujeetha, posted as SP, SIT.

Transferred officers are S Murugan - IGP, North Eastern Range, Kalburagi; K.V. Sharath Chandra - IGP, Eastern Range, Davangere; Soumesh Mukherjee - IGP, SIT; Nisha James - Commandant, India Reserve Battalion, Munirabad and Sanjeev M Patil - DCP, Administration, Bengaluru.

Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru