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Mumbai Police Chief Satyapal Singh resigns, may join BJP or AAP

Mumbai: In a surprise move, Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh resigned from service and is set to jump into electoral politics amidst reports that the high profile IPS officer may contest Lok Sabha polls on
PTI January 31, 2014 23:02 IST
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Mumbai: In a surprise move, Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh resigned from service and is set to jump into electoral politics amidst reports that the high profile IPS officer may contest Lok Sabha polls on BJP or AAP ticket.

"I have resigned and sent the papers to the state government," Singh said today, becoming the first serving Mumbai Police Chief to resign from service.

According to sources, 59-year-old Singh opted for the Voluntary Retirement Scheme yesterday and sent his papers to the state Home Department, which forwarded it to the Chief Minister's Office for acceptance.

"The government has accepted the resignation of Singh with immediate effect today," Home Minister R R Patil told PTI.

"It has been decided that Joint Police Commissioner (Administration) Hemant Nagarale, who is the senior most officer in the Mumbai police department, will head the city police till the time new police commissioner is appointed," he said.