Bassi to take over as Delhi Police chief today

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 08:53

New Delhi: IPS officer Bhim Sain Bassi will take charge as the Delhi Police chief on Wednesday, replacing Neeraj Kumar.

A 1977 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre, Bassi, 57, was the front-runner for the post.

Bassi has been the Special Commissioner of Police (Administration) and previously headed the Delhi Traffic Police and was also Goa`s Director General of Police.

He has also been the Special Commissioner (Vigilance), Joint Commissioner (Southern range) and Additional Commissioner (Northern range).

Neeraj Kumar, a 1976 batch IPS officer, took charge of Delhi Police from BK Gupta on July 1 last year.

His biggest challenge followed the December 2012 gang rape of a young woman that unleashed unprecedented mass protests in the capital.

The woman later died in Singapore.


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First Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 08:53

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