In a major police reshuffle late on Monday, the Uttar Pradesh government appointed new Police Commissioners in Ghaziabad, Agra, and Prayagraj. IG Ajay Mishra (IPS:2003:UP) will take over as Police Commissioner of Ghaziabad while IG (Prisons) Preetinder Singh (IPS:2004:UP) has been named as the Police Commissioner of Agra. IG Bareilly, Ramit Sharma (IPS:1999:UP) was appointed Police Commissioner of Prayagraj.
On Friday, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet approved the implementation of the police commissionerate system in these three cities. The decision has been taken due to the increase in population and to provide better policing to maintain law and order.