IPS officer S.N Srivastava has been appointed as the new Special Police Commissioner of Delhi. Before taking over law and order in the national capital, Srivastava was posted as Additional Director General in CRPF. He is the senior-most officer of AGMUT cadre and a batchmate of serving Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, who will be retiring in four days.
The Union Home Ministry on Tuesday appointed IPS officer SN Srivastava back from CRPF and appointed Special Commissioner (Law and Order) of Delhi Police to control Delhi violence. SN Srivastava has been appointed at a time when about 38 people died in Delhi violence. Srivastava, a 1985 batch officer of AGMUT cadre, is tipped to take over as the new Delhi Police chief after incumbent Amulya Patnaik’s extended tenure ends on February 29.
Prior to this, Srivastava was working as Special Director General (Training) in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The new Delhi Police Commissioner Srivastava will take over the new responsibility on Saturday. The current police commissioner Amulya Patnaik is retiring tomorrow. Earlier, Patnaik was given an extension of one month which will end on February 29. Srivastava is likely to become the next Delhi Police Commissioner.