A senior Mumbai police official posted in the Sharad Pawar House area after a protest

Mumbai cop Nilotpal was DCP (Crime) before being put in charge of the area where Sharad Pawar lives (File)

Mumbai:

A day after striking MSRTC employees staged a surprise protest at the residence of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chairman Sharad Pawar in South Mumbai, a deputy police commissioner was put in charge of Area II of the city police.

The area of ​​Pedder Road where Mr Pawar’s bungalow is located falls under the jurisdiction of Mumbai Police Zone II. Previously DCP-Zone II Saurabh Tripathi was recently suspended in an alleged extortion case, an official said.

The additional charge of the area was with DCP Yogesh Kumar (Headquarters-II), he said.

After Friday’s protests by the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) outside Mr Pawar’s bungalow which appeared to have taken police by surprise, Nilotpal was named DCP Zone-II, the official said.

Previously, Nilotpal was posted as a DCP (Crime), he said.

Police have also opened an investigation to determine whether there was a dereliction of duty by the officers involved that led to the incident, the official added.

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