hasan-gafoor4The city and state saw a change of guard in the police force as Hasan Gafoor took over from D N Jadhav as Mumbai’s police commissioner, while A N Roy was handed over charge of the post of the Director General of Police of Maharashtra by Dr P S Pasricha. Rajeev Mishra reports after attending both the ceremonies. Addressing the media after assuming charge at the state police headquarters in Colaba at 5.30 pm, former city police commissioner A. N. Roy stressed that increasing the force’s professional competence and making it people-friendly would be his top priorities. He said that he would focus on improving the existing levels of professionalism in the force and make it more people- friendly. He added that they also need to work for their own men and address their problems. Not surprisingly, the media asked the new CGP how he would tackle law and order situations such as the recent political violence carried out by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena activists in Mumbai to which A. N. Roy assured that any law and order problem will be dealt with in accordance with the law. Reacting to questions on police corruption and frame-ups, the cop said that good and bad people exist everywhere, and there may be some bad elements in the police force as well. However, corruption within the force will not be tolerated. Handing over charge to A. N. Roy, former DGP Pasricha said that retirement is a part of life, and that he is satisfied with what he has achieved in last 38 years in the police force which include my last three years as the DG. From Mumbai, with cameraperson Abhay Prasad, Rajeev Mishra for NMTV News.

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