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(From The Times of India)
Byline: S. Balakrishnan
MUMBAI: The search for a new police commissioner for Mumbai has already begun, with incumbent R.S. Sharma due to retire by November-end. The process of selection in Sharma's case - he replaced M.N. Singh as commissioner in January 2003 - had been so deeply mired in controversy that there was then open talk of the powerful post being auctioned.
Singh was so upset by these reports that he had issued a press release, calling on the government to uphold the dignity of the commissioner's office.
The Democratic Front government appears to have been chastened by that controversy and has initiated …