Chittoor-born T Suneel Kumar is the new Commissioner for Bengaluru City police. He assumed the office from outgoing commissioner Praveen Sood on Monday morning. Suneel Kumar was welcomed with a bouquet by Additional Commissioner Malini Krishnamurthy. He went into the commissioner’s chamber and within five minutes he took charge. He spoke to the media persons briefly and held a meeting with senior officials including Additional Commissioner, all DCPs.

Suneel Kumar born (1960) in Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh is a 1989 batch IPS. He has an MSc degree and two-and-half decade of serving in various posts in State police department. He as served as SP at Kolar, KGF and other places and also as DCP and Additional Commissioner Law and Order, Bengaluru, chief of anti-Naxal squad, Internal Security, BMTF and ADGP, Police Housing, reports Kannada Prabha

Taking charge as the 30th Police Commissioner of the City, Suneel Kumar said his priority is people friendly administration and safety in the City. He also said that action would be taken against anybody involving in illegal activities. He said he is familiar with the City and will continue to implement people friendly action plan. Any agitation including the anti-Hindi in Metro should be peaceful. Illegal activities in real estate will be curtailed after RERA Act. However, his stand will not soften on real estate mafia, he said. Maintaining law and order in the coming elections will be a challenging task but preparations will be made to see peaceful poll, he said, reports Kannada Prabha.

t is reported that Suneel Kumar had knocked the court's door after he was transferred as Additional Commissioner in 2013 but in vain. He returned to the City after four years. His name was always under consideration for the post of commissioner. Hence it is a long-standing wish finally being fulfilled for him.

Outgoing commissioner Praveen Sood met all his staff before leaving. He visited his favourite Commando Centre and thanked everyone in the Centre. Sood had implemented several projects in modernising police control room. He announced cash rewards to the Commando Staff and requested to provide a list of personnel before leaving the centre.