Maharashtra DGP, Mumbai Police Commissioner get extension

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New Delhi, Nov 30 (UNI) The Centre today granted extension to the Director General of Police of Maharashtra and the Commissioner of Police, Mumbai for three months.

Mr P S Pasricha, DGP Maharashtra, who was to retire today, has been granted an extension of three months. He is an IPS officer of 1970 batch of Maharashtra cadres.

Mr D N Jadhav, Mumbai Police Commissioner, has also been granted an extension of three months. Mr Jadhav, an IPS officer of 1973 batch, was also to retire this evening, a Home Ministry spokesman said here today.

Regarding, the VRS application of Director General of Bureau of Police Research and Development Kiran Bedi, the spokesman said the Ministry was processing the application and a decision would be taken sometime next week.

Meanwhile, the Centre is sending an Indian Air Force aircraft to Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh to take the bodies of jawans killed by naxalites yesterday to Mizoram. Twelve people including ten jawans of the Mizoram Armed Force were killed yesterday when naxalites ambushed their jeep with landmines near Konta in Dantewada district of Bastar region.

The Centre was in touch with the state government and offered all possible assistance to the state to tackle naxal violence, the spokesman said.

UNI

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