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Prasad picked as Aurangabad police chief

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 29, 2018, 1:17 am IST
Updated : May 29, 2018, 1:17 am IST

He was one of the IPS officers who were part of the specialised commando force of Maharashtra, force 1.

Rioters hurl stones and sticks during a communal riot that escalated due to clamping illegal water connection in a religious place in Moti Karanja area of Aurangabad. (photo: PTI)
 Rioters hurl stones and sticks during a communal riot that escalated due to clamping illegal water connection in a religious place in Moti Karanja area of Aurangabad. (photo: PTI)

Mumbai: More than a fortnight after the communal riots in Aurangabad, the commissionerate has a new chief in Chiranjiv Prasad. Prasad, an officer of the 1996 IPS batch, has served as superintendent of police, Aurangabad rural, in 2002, and in Jalna since 2005.

He was one of the IPS officers who were part of the specialised commando force of Maharashtra, force 1.

Prasad, who is currently posted in Nanded as special inspector general of police, will soon take charge at Aurangabad.

The post of police chief was vacant for over two months after the state government sent former police commissioner, Yashasvi Yadav, on forced leave due to professional reasons.

The order was signed in Mantralaya on Monday after speculation over Prasad’s appointment for several weeks. Before his posting at Nanded, Mr Prasad was posted with the Central Reserve Police Force and headed several anti-naxal operations in Bihar and Chattisgarh.

Mr Prasad is said to know the pulse of the region as he had also served there in 2002 as superintendent of police, Aurangabad rural. His next posting was at Jalna as SP before leading anti-naxal operations as part of the CRPF.

The additional charge is currently with Milind Bharambe, who also supervised the investigation in the May 11 riots and arson.

Tags: aurangabad riots, crpf