Mumbai: Senior IPS officer Datta Padsalgikar was on Saturday named as the new Police Commissioner of Mumbai.
Mr. Padsalgikar will take over on Sunday and succeeds Ahmed Javed, who has been appointed as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
"Government is pleased to appoint Padsalgikar, IPS (1982) as the next Commissioner of Police, Mumbai with effect from January 31 on superannuation of Ahmad Javed, IPS (1980), the present Commissioner of Police, Mumbai.
"The post of Commissioner of Police, Mumbai stands downgraded to the rank of Additional Director-General of Police till further orders," a senior official said.
Earlier, Mr. Javed got an official send off from his fellow officers at Naigaon Police parade ground in central Mumbai.