In a major reshuffle of IPS officers in Karnataka, Alok Kumar has been appointed as the city’s new police commissioner. Kumar was earlier serving as the Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime).
Benguluru Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar will take over as the ADGP, Recruitment. Alok Kumar was previously investigated by the CID for his links with Pari Rajan, accused of being part of the single-digit lottery scam in Karnataka.
He was first posted in Bengaluru as the DCP (South division) in 2010. He has since held several postings including additional commissioner of police (Law & Order), joint commissioner of crime and head of the Anti-Naxal Force based in Udupi.
Other officials who were transferred include Inspector General of Police (IGP) Administration Amrit Paul who will now take charge as IGP Eastern Range.
Somendu Mukherjee who was currently holding the charge of IGP, Eastern Range, Davanagere, has now been transferred as IGP, Internal Security Division, Bengaluru.