Deputy Inspector-General of Police B.A. Padmanayan, who took charge as the new Police Commissioner of Hubli-Dharwad here on Thursday, said he would continue good practices that were in place and initiate steps to maintain law and order.
He said that his priorities would be to enforce better traffic management, and crime prevention and detection. He said the helmet rule would be strictly enforced and a discussion in this regard with police officials would be held soon.
Mr. Padmanayan said that he would make efforts to work according to the expectations of the people of twin cities by taking his subordinates into confidence, and with the cooperation of residents.Collective efforts would be made to ensure law and order in the city, he said.
Subsequently, he held an introductory meeting with police officials.
Mr. Padmanayan has come in place of K. Ramchandra Rao, who has been transferred to Inspector-General of Police, Mysore Range.
Deputy Commissioner of Police S.M. Pratapan handed over charge to Mr. Padmanayan.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (CAR) N.M. Joglekar , assistant commissioners of police A.R. Badiger, G.M. Desur and N.S. Patil were present. Mr. Padmanayan served in the Hubli-Dharwad Police Commissionerate as Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Traffic) and as Additional Superintendent of Police in Dharwad district.
He joined Karnataka State Police as Deputy Superintendent of Police in 1984. He served as Superintendent of Police in Bagalkot, Koppal, Raichur and Gulbarga, and as Superintendent of Police (Lokayukta) in Belgaum and Mysore.