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Former Bengaluru police commissioner seeks voluntary retirement

Bhaskar Rao cited personal reasons

September 17, 2021 01:56 am | Updated November 22, 2021 09:53 pm IST - Bengaluru

Bhaskar Rao

Bhaskar Rao

Senior IPS officer and Additional Director-General of Police, Railways, Bhaskar Rao has applied for voluntary retirement from service citing personal reasons.

On Wednesday, he applied for VRS to DG&IGP Praveen Sood and Chief Secretary P. Ravi Kumar.

Though there are rumours of his desire to join politics, he refused to comment on the next course of action. Mr. Rao said that with three decades service he had the best time in the department. “Now is the time to exit, learn, motivate, and mentor,” he said, without elaborating on his future plans.

During his tenure Mr. Rao held several important posting, including that of Bengaluru Police Commissioner.

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