Chinchwad, September 5, 2020: Senior IPS officer Krishna Prakash took charge as the new Commissioner of Police of Pimpri Chinchwad commissionerate today, from outgoing Commissioner Sandeep Bishnoi.
Krishna Prakash, who hails from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, is a 1998 batch IPS officer of Maharashtra cadre. He has held important posts in many districts of Maharashtra. He was transferred to Mumbai in 2012 as Additional Commissioner, South Region. Before joining as the police commissioner here, he was posted as Maharashtra State Special Inspector General of Police (administration) in the state police headquarters in Mumbai.
Pimpri Chinchwad police commissionerate came into existence on August 15, 2018, by carving out areas from Pune city police and Pune rural police. RK Padmanabhan was the first police commissioner. Krishna Prakash is the third commissioner in the last two years.
Krishna Prakash identifies himself as a people’s officer, motivational speaker and creative writer. He is the first IG rank officer to complete Ironman and Ultraman triathlons. He is also the first Indian to finish the Race Across The West (RAW) cycle race. He often practised at Manas Lake in Pirangut and did Mumbai-Pune cycling trip several times.