The Maharashtra government on Saturday appointed Param Bir Singh, a 1988-batch IPS officer as Mumbai’s new Commissioner of Police.
The Home department issued an order on Saturday naming Singh as the city’s new police chief whose last posting was as Director-General of the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) and will take over from Sanjay Barve later Saturday.
Singh said that the Mumbai Police and crime branch can tackle any challenge on the law and order front. The new police commissioner said that police will crack the whip on criminals who are trying to extort money in the name of gangsters.
When asked about the protests against the new citizenship law, Singh said, "Holding protest is a democratic right, but it should be observed to be conducted peacefully without obstructing any law. We appeal the protesters to conduct peaceful protests.
Sign also remarked how Mumbai is one of the world’s safest cities in terms of street crimes and incidents like chain snatching, robberies would be curbed.