Published On: Wed, Feb 17th, 2016

Top IPS officers in fray for Delhi police chief’s post

New Delhi: The race for the post of the Delhi Police Commissioner has hotted up. Sources in the know indicate that some of the top IPS officers of AGMUT cadre are also vying with each other for the post.

If DG (Prisons) Alok Kumar Verma becomes the Delhi Police Commissioner, he shall be there for 17 months until his retirement.

If DG (Prisons) Alok Kumar Verma becomes the Delhi Police Commissioner, he shall be there for 17 months until his retirement.

Some of them include DG Prisons in Delhi Police Alok Kumar Verma, Special Commissioner of Delhi Police (Special Unit) Dharmendra Kumar and Special Commissioner of Delhi Police (Law and Order) Deepak Mishra.

Earlier, a Gujarat cadre IPS officer, Ahmedabad police commissioner Shivanand Jha, known to be a close confidant of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was tipped to be brought in to the Capital to take charge of Delhi police.

The buzz now is that there might not be any break from the tradition and an officer from the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre will be appointed.

The centre can also allow to appoint any IPS officer of AGMUT cadre from the out side of Delhi to the post.

Sources said the Modi government was keen to appoint as police commissioner someone who enjoyed the confidence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The skirmishes between the Centre and the Arvind Kejriwal government in the state, often involving the police, will also be a factor in the decision, sources added.

The current Delhi Delhi Police Commissioner, B S Bassi, is retiring this month-end.

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