Published On: Mon, Apr 4th, 2016

Delhi Police reshuffle: Deepak Mishra posted as new admin unit chief

New Delhi: In a major reshuffle today, Delhi Police Law and Order chief Deepak Mishra was transferred to the force’s administration unit, even as the national capital was divided into two law-and-order zones with separate special commissioner-rank officers heading them.

Delhi Police Law and Order chief Deepak Mishra has been made in-charge of Delhi Police's administration unit.

Delhi Police Law and Order chief Deepak Mishra has been made in-charge of Delhi Police’s administration unit.

This was the first such reshuffle after Alok Kumar Verma took over the reins of the 80,000 strong force.

In the order passed by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, Special CP Mishra has been made in-charge of Delhi Police’s administration department, official sources said.

Mishra, a 1984 batch IPS officer, was one of the top contenders for the police commissioner’s post to succeed B S Bassi.

The post of Special CP (administration) is considered second in command in the force, in which Mishra will succeed Vimla Mehra who retired along with Bassi.

Two posts were created for law and order — now divided into north and south zones.

While P Kamraj, who was serving as Special CP (headquarters), has been made in-charge of Law and Order (South), the charge of law and order (north) has been given to S B K Singh, currently serving as Special CP (security), the sources said.

“This is the first time that two special commissioner-rank officers will take charge of Delhi’s law and order, with specific zones assigned to them. Earlier, officers of additional commissioner rank and joint commissioner rank had jointly led law and order department in the force,” a source said.

The transfer order also contain names of 15 other senior police officers.

Inputs with PTI

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