B. Dayananda, a police officer holding the rank of Additional Director General of Polic, has been appointed as the new Commissioner of Police for Bengaluru City.
The government has promoted MA Saleem to the post of Director General of Police, who will be overseeing the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Economic Offences and Special Units in Bengaluru.
B. Dayananda, who hails from Ranebennur, is a 1994 batch officer, and has previously served as the joint Commissioner of Police, responsible for Crime and Traffic in Bengaluru City. Dayananda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Dayananda will be replacing CH Pratap Reddy, who has been transferred and appointed as the DGP of the Internal Security Division. Besides, KV Sharath Chandra, the ADGP of CID, has been appointed as the ADGP of Intelligence.
B Dayananda is the new Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru. 1994 batch IPS officer is the second longest serving intelligence chief of Karnataka. A native of Hagaribommanahalli, Dayananda has held several important positions in Karnataka. Congratulations and good luck @bdayananda… pic.twitter.com/06LaO2lfng
— DP SATISH (@dp_satish) May 30, 2023
The decision regarding the promotion of the senior officers was announced on May 30, following a transfer order issued by the state government.