Shankar Jiwal has taken over as the new City Police Commissioner. He belongs to the 1990 batch and replaces Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal. He was born in Almora, Uttarakhand in 1965 and is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering. He served as IGP Internal Security and as the South Zonal Director of the Narcotics Control Bureau. He was the ADGP Armed Police, Chennai and headed the Special Task Force in Sathyamangalam, Erode district for the past 6 years He is a recipient of the President’s Police Medal for distinguished service in the year 2019.
While talking to reporters, after taking charge as Commissioner, he mentioned that only if the public cooperates, there can be an effective implementation of the lockdown. He plans to enforce the guidelines laid down by the government for the lockdown in a polite manner. He stated that many police officers have lost their lives due to the pandemic, so standard operating procedure will be implemented for the city police. If any police officer has symptoms of the virus, he would be tested and quarantined immediately. Medical assistance would be given if necessary and their health would be monitored on a daily basis.
Regarding the law and order situation in the city, he stated that they would curb rowdyism, ganja sales and black -marketeering of life saving drugs, Intelligence would be spruced up and the public are free to lodge their complaints online or visit the police stations in person to lodge their grievances which would be looked into.