Bengaluru: Bengaluru City police commissioner Alok Kumar has been transferred from the post within two months of taking charge. Bhaskar Rao has been appointed as the new police commissioner of Bengaluru with immediate effect.

The Yediyurappa government issued a notice, transferring him as the KSRCP Additional Director General of Police (ADGP).

Alok Kumar was appointed as the Commissioner of Bengaluru City on June 18, this year. He has been transferred within two months of being appointed.

Reports claim that Alok Kumar was considered for the post of commissioner by the previous Kumaraswamy government keeping aside the names of Sunil Agrawal, Bhaskar Rao, Alok Mohan, Kamal Path and Pratap Reddy.

Before being appointed as Bengaluru Commissioner, Alok Kumar was the joint police commissioner.

The new Bengaluru police commissioner is known for releasing the pending amount of arrears to the police officers.