BK Gupta takes over as Delhi Police Commissioner

Senior IPS officer BK Gupta Wednesday took over as Delhi Police Commissioner replacing YS Dadwal who will be new chief of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2010, 12:49 PM IST

New Delhi: Senior IPS officer B K Gupta Wednesday took over as Delhi Police Commissioner replacing YS Dadwal who will be new chief of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

59-year-old Dadwal, a 1974-batch officer, is taking charge as the Director General of SSB after a stint of over three years as the City Police Commissioner during which he
was credited for the foolproof security arrangements during Commonwealth Games.

Gupta, 58, a 1975-batch officer, was serving as Tihar Jail Director General and is credited with introducing various measures to improve life of the inmates in the jail.

Earlier today, Dadwal was given a warm farewell where he said the force had successfully met various challenges.
Dadwal inspected a guard of honour where top officials including Special Commissioner, Joint Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners of the force were present. He was received by Special Commissioner of Police Ajay Chadha.

"We have kept the promises we had made in the last three years. We have met the challenges successfully," he said in his farewell speech.
"The memories of the Commonwealth Games are fresh in our minds. The manner in which the Delhi Police performed its duties will be spoken and written about for a long long time," Dadwal said.

PTI