Bengaluru: Kamal Panth, a 1990 batch IPS officer of the state police force took charge as the new Bengaluru City Commissioner of Police (CoP) on Saturday, August 1.
Outgoing CoP Bhaskar Rao handed over the baton to Panth. Both Rao and Panth are batchmates and good friends.
Speaking on the occasion, Panth made it clear that his first priority would be the fight against the raging Covid-19 infection.
"In Unlock 3.0, our responsibilities are expected to go up. So, we must be very careful," he said.
While vacating the office, Bhaskar Rao was emotional and, according to sources, was upset at having been removed from the post even though he is considered to be one of the finest pommissioners of police the city had ever seen.
Rao had been in office for exactly one year when he was replaced by Panth.
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