01 August 2016 Current Affairs: Satish Mathur was appointed as Director General of Maharashtra Police on 20 July 2016 by Maharashtra Government. Mathur, the IPS of 1981-batch, is due to retire in June 2017.
Mathur will succeed Praveen Dixit, the IPS of 1977 batch, who is retiring from on 31 July 2016 on superannuation. Dixit was serving in the post since September 2015.
The order of his appointment was issued by the state home department after chief minister Devendra Fadnavis signed it.
Satish Mathur : At the time of this appointment, Mathur was Additional DGP - Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of the state. During his tenure in ACB, he solved few high profile cases like multi-crore rupee irrigation department scams and others. He is among the earliest and first IPS officer to be trained by the National Security Guard.
He had a crucial stint with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and also with Air India. During his association with the CBI, he was a part of the team that prosecuted the accused in the March 1993 Mumbai Serial blasts. He also helped in developing an online system that allowed the court to access the prosecution’s say and all the details of the accused at an ease.
He was the first occupant of a new post, DGP-Legal and Technical, which was created to improve the conviction rate in Maharashtra.He also held the post of Pune Commissioner of Police from March 2015.
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