Alok Kumar Appointed Bengaluru’s New Police Commissioner, Govt. Transfers 19 IPS Officers

In a major reshuffle of the police force in Karnataka, Alok Kumar IPS have been promoted as the new Bengaluru City Police (BCP) commissioner on Monday replacing T Suneel Kumar. Kumar was earlier serving as the Additional Commissioner of Police, Crime.

The new Bengaluru City Police commissioner

The newly appointed BCP Alok Kumar was first posted as DCP (South Division) in 2010, then the additional commissioner of police (law and order), followed by joint commissioner of crime and head of the Anti-Naxal Force based in Udupi. He was previously investigated by the CID for his links with Pari Rajan, accused of being part of the single-digit lottery scam in Karnataka.


The state government making major changes in the role of top cops in the city transferred 19 IPS officers. Which also included T Suneel Kumar who has now been appointed as the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Recruitment. In the meantime, other officials were also transferred including Inspector General of Police (IGP) Administration Amrit Paul who will now take charge as IGP Eastern Range, Davanagere while IGP and ACP (West), Bengaluru was transferred and made IGP and Secretary to Government, Home Department (PCAS), Bengaluru.

Other Transfers

Ravi Channawar, DCP, Bengaluru (West) has been transferred to the position of superintendent of police, CID, Bengaluru. The position was previously vacant.

Kala Krishnaswamy, DCP, Bengaluru (North-east) has been posted as director of the Forensic Science Laboratory, Bengaluru. She will be replaced former  Superintendent of Police, Railways, Bheemashankar Guled.



Soumendu Mukherjee was appointed as the IGP, Internal Security Division, Bengaluru. Umesh Kumar, who was previously the IGP, Southern Range, Mysuru will now be additional commissioner for Bengaluru (West). BR Ravikanthe Gowda, DIGP Fire Services has been transferred as DIGP, Crime, Bengaluru. BK Singh, IGP, is posted as secretary, Home Department.