Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has finally decided to appoint Rajnish Seth, a 1988-batch IPS officer, as full-time Director General of Police of the state.
Seth was the Director General of Anti-Corruption Bureau before being appointed as the state DGP. IPS officer Sanjay Pandey was holding an additional charge of DGP from April 2021.
The government had started the process to appoint the state DGP after the Bombay High Court had recently pulled up the state government for “favouring” acting DGP Pandey and asked it to take a decision with regard to the DGP’s post by February 21.
The government has appointed the new DGP from among three candidates, recommended by the panel earlier, including Mumbai police commissioner Hemant Nagrale, Anti-Corruption Bureau chief Rajnish Seth and Director General of Civil Defence K Venkatesham. Venkatesham has less than three months of service left with his retirement due in May.