- Maharashtra government appointed IAS officer Vivek Phansalkar as new Mumbai Police Commissioner
- The decision of the MVA govt came hours before Supreme Court's judgement on the floor test
- In the cabinet meeting, Uddhav Thackeray government also renamed two cities Aurangabad and Osmanabad
Maharashtra Crisis: Ahead of the expected floor test, CM Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government on Wednesday appointed senior IPS officer Vivek Phansalkar as the new Mumbai Police Commissioner. Outgoing top cop Sanjay Pandey is scheduled to retire tomorrow (Thursday).
A 1989-batch IPS officer, Phansalkar was serving as the DG and MD of the Police Housing and Welfare Corporation, before his appointment as the Mumbai CP.
He will succeed incumbent commissioner of police Sanjay Pandey who is retiring on Thursday.
Earlier, Phansalkar had served Maharashtra Police in various key capacities including Thane commissioner of police and Maharashtra ATS chief.