Mumbai, June 30: Maharashtra's new chief secretary Sanjay Kumar took charge of his office on Tuesday, an official said here.

Kumar succeeded Ajoy Mehta, who will now assume the role of principal advisor to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, a new position created in the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis. Also Read | Tuticorin Custodial Deaths: IPS Association Condemns Violence in Police Custody, Demands Expeditious And Fair Investigation Into Killing of Jeyaraj and Bennicks.

Prior to this, the IAS officer was the additional chief secretary in the housing department and also held the additional charge of the home department.

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