Indian Police Service (IPS) officer S N Shrivastav is appointed as the new commissioner of Delhi Police.
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Mr. Shrivastav has been given additional charge as the chief of Delhi Police from 1st March 2020. Days after he was made Special Commissioner (Law and Order) by the Home Ministry after bringing him from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to end the violence over the controversial citizenship law in Delhi. Mr Shrivastav will replace Amulya Patnaik.
Communal clashes had broken out in north-east Delhi during last three days after violence between anti and pro-Citizenship (Amendment) Act groups which was out of control. The violence has claimed the lives of 38 people so far.
The Central Reserve Police Force has relieved Mr Shrivastava to join the new post.
Mr Shrivastav is a 1985-batch officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory or AGMUT cadre. Mr Patnaik’s tenure, which was extended for a month, ends tomorrow, as the centre works to restore peace in areas hit by violence in northeast Delhi that killed 39 and left hundreds injured.
Mr Shrivastav appointment in Delhi Police is being seen as a effective leadership for maintaining law and order.
His appointment will be formally issued by the Lieutenant Governor.