Commissioner of Mumbai police D Sivanandan has been appointed the Maharashtra's new police chief.
He will take over from A N Roy, who retires on Monday.
Sivanandan, a 1976 batch IPS officer, pipped Director General of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and former Mumbai police Commissioner Hasan Gafoor, considered the front-runner for the top job, at the post.
Gafoor is an officer of 1974 batch of the IPS and was Mumbai police Commissioner during the 26/11 terror attacks.
Home department sources said that Additional Director General (Special Operations) Sanjeev Dayal has been appointed city police commissioner in place of Sivanandan.