In a major reshuffle in the police department, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa transferred the incumbent Bengaluru City Police Commissioner and Additional Director General of Police Alok Kumar, IPS with immediate effect on Friday. Kumar held the post of the Bengaluru city Commissioner for only 47 days and his tenure was marred with controversies amid a high news drama.
Bhaskar Rao, IPS (90) has now been appointed as the ADGP and Commissioner of Bengaluru City Police. Rao, an avid cyclist, and a prolific cop was earlier posted as the ADGP of the KSRP. Rao will be the 35th police commissioner of the Bengaluru city.