Lohiya is SP, Pune rural police

Manoj Kumar Lohiya has been appointed the superintendent of Pune rural police. He is currently the Deputy Commissioner of Police of Zone 6 (Chembur) at Mumbai. The state home department issued an order related to his appointment on Tuesday.

The post of superintendent of Pune rural police was vacant after former superintendent Shahji Solunkhe was transferred to Pune city police as the Additional Commissioner (crime branch). Earlier, IPS officer Lakhmi Gautam was named superintendent of Pune rural police but his name was dropped, reportedly owing to political interference.

Lohiya is a native of Jalna and joined the Maharashtra police as deputy superintendent in 1987. Lohiya, who has a B.Tech and MBA degree under his belt, has handled various responsibilities including the state intelligence department.

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