Bengaluru, March 30: In the wake of the controversy over setting up the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in the state, the Congress government of Karnataka on March 19 appointed KV Gagandeep as the ACB's additional director general of police (ADGP) and MA Saleem as the Inspector General of Police (IGP).
Earlier, Gagandeep was principal secretary, home, while Saleem served as the Additional Commissioner of Police (traffic) in Bengaluru.
Speaking exclusively to Oneindia over telephone, Saleem said: "I will concentrate on building the new institution and work hard to ensure that those violating the law face the consequences. As this is a government order, so I have to obey orders and work for the betterment of the society."
On talking about his past experiences as the traffic commissioner of Bengaluru, Saleem said: "I have got an experience of six-and-half years in traffic police. I will use things that I have learned in my past stint while serving in the new role."
Saleem is known to be very active on social media, including Facebook, which he used to build public contacts and get ideas for improving the traffic situation in the state.
When asked whether he would continue with his interaction with the common man on the social media after getting appointed as the IGP of the ACB, Saleem said: "I will continue to have contacts with people on social media but will be focusing more on the growth of the ACB."