Dattatray Padsalgikar (MH:IPS:1982) took over Ahmad Javed (IPS:1980:MH) as 40th Police Commissioner of Mumbai on Sunday. The Maharashtra Government formally announced his appointment on January 30, 2016. Reportedly, Javed handed over the charge to Padsalgikar. Currently an ADG rank officer Padsalgikar is waiting in the wings to be empanelled as DG in Govt of India.
Padsalgikar is the first Maharashtrian police chief of Mumbai in eight years, after D N Jadhav who held the office between March 2007 and February 2008. Armed with over a decade-long experience with Intelligence Bureau, Padsalgikar has fair experience in counter-terror operations, a rare combination of experience which makes him the first choice of Phadanvis, Maha CM.