Kolkata: After coming to power in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday pulled up some senior police and administrative officials of the state. In a major reshuffle, the newly elected CM hinted at change in the state bureaucratic structure by dismissing state security head AK Maliwal.

As a result, Senior IPS officer Virendra has replaced AK Maliwal as the new Director General (Security) of the state. Previously, Virendra was in New Delhi on deputation. Maliwal now takes over the charge of Additional Director General (Provision).

Mamata also made several changes in the police department by announcing the transfer of five senior IPS officials.

Additional DG (Welfare) Sivaji Ghosh was given the charge of Special Commissioner of Kolkata Police, while IGP CID Somen Mitra was nade Commissioner of Kolkata Police. Rajiv Kumar, who was Additional Commissioner of Kolkata Police, has been named as Additional Commissioner while Debashish Roy, who was Additional Commissioner, will take the charge of Additional Commissioner.

According to Home Ministry sources, in the last few days several police station In-charges have already been reshuffled.

Writers’ Building sources said that in the next few days major changes will be witnessed at the administration level as Mamata is planning to constitute a team of skilled and honest officers in the state.

JPN/Bureau