-Bengaluru gets New Police Chief :Alok Kumar is the new Bengaluru police Commissioner

Outgoing police commissioner T Suneel Kumar formally exchanged the baton with Alok Kumar, handing over the charge to him.
Additional Director General of Police Alok Kumar a 1994 Batch IPS Officer took charge as Bengaluru City Police Commissioner he is the 34th commissioner of Bengaluru city.
In a major reshuffle of IPS officers in Karnataka, Alok Kumar has been appointed as the Bengaluru city’s new police chief as commissioner of police.
Along with IPS officers Alok Kumar and Suneel Kumar, 18 more IPS officers have been transferred.As per the notification,Amrit Paul, IGP administration,Bengaluru is transferred.He is made IGP eastern range. IGP,Umesh Kumar, southern range, Mysuru, is transferred as additional commissioner of police,West, Bengaluru.BK Singh, Additional commissioner of police ,West, will now be the secretary to the government, home department.Soumendu Mukherjee, IGP eastern range, Davangere, is transferred to head internal security, Bengaluru.Similarly Raghavendra Suhasa, IGP, northern range is transferred as IGP southern range, Mysuru.BR Ravikante Gowda, IGP fireforce,is transferred and made Deputy inspector general of police, crime, Bengaluru.B Ramesh who was SP, special task force,vigilance and BDA, is made,DCP west division.Ravi D Channanavar, DCP west, will now be working as SP, CID, Bengaluru.Similarly, Bheemashankar S Guled, SP Railways, Bengaluru division, will be discharging his duty as DCP, north-east division.MN Anucheth, DCP administration, will now be discharging duties as SP Railways, Bengaluru division.N Vishnuvardhana, who was waiting for a posting, is made DCP admin, Bengaluru.CR Ryshanth,SP Anti-corruption bureau,is transferred and made SP, Mysuru district.In his place,SP Bengaluru,rural SP, Ram Nivas Sepat is transferred and will now be heading as SP Anti-corruption Bureau.TP Shivakumar,Commandant home guards and civil defence will now be heading Bengaluru rural as he is made SP.Mohammad Sujeetha MS, commandant 4th battalion to KSRP, is transferred as KGF (Kolar Gold Fields),SP.Kala Krishnaswamy, DCP, north-east division is transferred as director,forensic science laboratory, Bengaluru
Alok Kumar was earlier serving as the Additional Commissioner of Police Crime.
Alok Kumar, who was the additional commissioner of police, crime, has been promoted to the position of ADGP and took charge as Bengaluru police commissioner replacing T Suneel Kumar, who will take over as the ADGP, Recruitment.T Suneel Kumar took charge as commissioner of Bengaluru police in August 2017 and has served the city as commissioner for almost 2 years.
He was first posted in Bengaluru as the DCP (South division) in 2010. He has since held several postings including additional commissioner of police (Law & Order), joint commissioner of crime and head of the Anti-Naxal Force based in Udupi.
Outgoing police commissioner T Suneel Kumar formally exchanged the baton with Alok Kumar, handing over the charge to him.
Speaking to reporters later,T.Suneel Kumar thanked the city police and public for their complete cooperation during his two-year stint in the city.During my tenure,there were some challenges including 31st night of 2017 of New Year Celebration with two Elections ensuring peaceful Vidhana Sabha and Lok Sabha general elections,funeral procession of actor and politician Ambareesh and others.Our men handled all the situations really well,my men and officers have worked like team work many challenges have come but we faced all peacefully and there were no terror activities during my period and when terror attacks took place in other countries we took all precautionary measures and in my period my officers and men worked in unity as team work and detected many cases like inter-State gangs were nabbed like inter-State chain snatching gang,Columbia gang were also nabbed our Social Media of Bengaluru city police got E-Governance Award for its innovative use of social media in my period.When asked what was the most challenging situation you had in your tenure as commissioner, Suneel Kumar said,The most challenging situation we faced was first when I took charge the 31st night of 2017 was very challenging,then that was followed by funeral procession of Actor turned politician Ambareesh because with the incidents of the earlier such processions we had in mind that to processors were my officers and men walked almost 13 KMs and the entire Bengaluru and the entire karnataka we got lot of applauds from everybody that was the most challenging and one challenging case was were our Riffle was snatched away by some Madhya Pradesh gangs and they took away the riffle we were not having a single clue who are these fellows then we were able to nab these guys even after opening fire in Madhya Pradesh state thats how some important cases were able to detect I thank once again to all my officers and men and general public and media too for all their complete cooperation during my tenure and wish the same to Alok Kumar I congratulate him for becoming a commissioner of police and all the best he added.
Alok Kumar, who assumed charge,at his office and addressing media he said I
thank the government of karnataka for posting me as the city police chief and said he will do the required job as per the instructions of his seniors,He even said I have worked with my senior Suneel sir for a long time.All officers during their time have done good work and brought good name to the city.If there is a scope for improvement anywhere my colleagues and I will certainly do it.As of now I don’t see any major problems we will work in co-operation and follow the instructions of our honorable Chief Minister,Honorable Home Minister and DG&IGP.Alok Kumar said there are no hardcore criminals now and there were no organised rowdy elements in the city and that there has been a rise in white-collar criminals. He said criminals involved in ponzi scams are getting away easily since the punishment for such crimes is less severe.Alok Kumar added that his priority was to make police stations people-friendly and ensure the common man doesn’t visit senior officers to get justice.After addressing the first complaint as grievieance by Alok Kumar was,Minutes after taking charge as commissioner, Alok Kumar addressed a complaint of dowry harassment registered in Bhopal from a woman and her two children living in Vidyaranyapura. She alleged that her husband, who is out on bail, visited her in the city and assaulted her He then gave instructions to the jurisdictional police to take up the issue and arrest the accused for violating the bail conditions. He also instructed the staff to maintain details of complainants in system He instructed the staff to maintain a list of visitors in system and update him on the progress of the complaint on daily basis he added.
Sources said some leaders of Coalition government are unhappy with the midnight transfer done by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.
As Home Minister,M.B.Patil and the Congress took objection to the transfers, high drama ensued on Monday.Movement orders,to be issued by the DG&IGP,on the sequence of implementation of the government orders essential for the officers to take charge of their new postings, were held back.
Eventually, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy prevailed and 16 officers received movement orders as per the transfer orders issued on Sunday midnight in two batches.Mr.Alok Kumar,promoted as ADGP and posted as city Commissioner the same day,and Ravikanthe Gowda, posted as DIG,Crime,Bengaluru both perceived to be close to the Chief Minister were given movement orders by evening and the former took charge as well.
Sources told reporters that the Chief Minister was insistent on these two postings.Allotting a coveted post to Mr. Alok Kumar, who is the junior most ADGP, has caused much heartburn within the police force.His promotion as ADGP has also turned controversial as two of his batchmates of the 1994 batch Pronab Mohanty and B.Dayanand were not promoted.
In a second instalment,all except three officers transferred on Sunday midnight were given movement orders,indicating the Chief Minister steamrolling opposition from the coalition partner.Raghvendra Sunhasa,IGP, Belagavi Range,the home range of Home Minister M.B.Patil was transferred as IGP,Mysuru,without posting any officer to replace him in Belagavi.His movement order is yet to be issued.Meanwhile Kala Krishnaswamy, DCP (North East) was transferred and replaced by Bhimashankar Guled.Both their movement orders have been withheld.It is not the first time that the Chief Minister has effected transfers without consulting the Home Minister.In January 2019 too,Mr. Patil was angry over transfer of four IPS officer by the Chief Minister without his consent.Though it is the Chief Minister’s prerogative to transfer IPS officers, sources said transferring officials without the consent of the department concerned was not a good precedent in a coalition government sources told reporters.