Senior IPS officer SN Shrivastava set to succeed Amulya Patnaik as Delhi Police chief after criticism over handling of communal violence

Senior IPS officer SN Shrivastava was given the additional charge of the Delhi police commissioner with effect from Sunday, according to an official order.

Press Trust of India February 28, 2020 13:34:08 IST
Senior IPS officer SN Shrivastava set to succeed Amulya Patnaik as Delhi Police chief after criticism over handling of communal violence
  • Senior IPS officer SN Shrivastava was given the additional charge of the Delhi police commissioner with effect from Sunday, according to an official order

  • Shrivastava, a 1985-batch IPS officer, will take charge from incumbent Amulya Patnaik, who demits office on Saturday

  • Shrivastava will hold the additional charge of the Delhi police commissioner with effect from Sunday and until further orders, the order issued by the Union Home Ministry said

New Delhi: Senior IPS officer SN Shrivastava was given the additional charge of the Delhi police commissioner with effect from Sunday, according to an official order.

On Monday, Shrivastava was repatriated from the Central Reserve Police Force and appointed as the special commissioner (law and order) of the Delhi police, amid the communal violence in northeast Delhi.

Talking to reporters while touring the riot-hit areas in northeast Delhi, Shrivastava said: "My primary job will be to ensure that there is a feeling of security and people should also feel police are there for them."

Shrivastava, a 1985-batch IPS officer, will take charge from incumbent Amulya Patnaik, who demits office on Saturday.

Shrivastava will hold the additional charge of the Delhi police commissioner with effect from Sunday and until further orders, the order issued by the Union Home Ministry said.

In the CRPF, Shrivastava was serving as the special director general (training). He had served the Delhi police in various capacities, including as the head of the elite anti-terror wing, Special Cell.

Ever since he rejoined the Delhi Police, Shrivastava was busy in controlling the communal violence in northeast Delhi, in which at least 39 people were killed.

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