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Rakesh Asthana takes over as Delhi Police Commissioner

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New Delhi, July 28: Rakesh Asthana, a senior IPS officer of Gujarat cadre, took over as the Commissioner of Delhi Police.

    Rakesh Asthana named Delhi Police chief: What led to his appointment? | Oneindia News

    Earlier the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said Asthana, currently serving as Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF), will join as the Delhi Police Commissioner with immediate effect.

    Rakesh Asthana takes over as Delhi Police Commissioner

    This is one of the very few instances when an IPS officer outside of the AGMUT cadre has been appointed as the Delhi Police chief.

    Rakesh Asthana is new Delhi Police CommissionerRakesh Asthana is new Delhi Police Commissioner

    Usually, an officer belonging to the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre is appointed to the post.

    Asthana, a 1984-batch IPS officer, had served as the Special Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). During his stint in the CBI, he was engaged in an unsavoury spat with the then CBI Director Alok Verma.

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