Mumbai - Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik, who was facing flak over the August 11 Azad Maidan violence in the city, has been transferred, Home Minister R.R. Patil said in Mumbai on Thursday.
Mr. Patnaik has been promoted as Director General and posted as Managing Director of Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), Mr. Patil told PTI.
Senior IPS officer Satyapal Singh has been appointed as the new Mumbai Commissioner of Police, the minister said.
Mr. Patnaik was under fire for the handling of the August 11 violence at Azad Maidan here during a rally organised by city-based Raza Academy and other outfits to protest incidents in Assam and Myanmar. Several policemen were injured in the melee.