SN Shrivastava gets additional charge of Delhi Police Commissioner

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S.N. Srivastava appointed new Delhi Police chief

New Delhi, February 28: Amidst communal violence in Delhi, Special Police Commissioner (Law & Order) SN Shrivastava has been given additional charge of Delhi Police Commissioner.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an order in this regard. However, new term of 1985- batch AGMUT cadre IPS officer SN Shrivastava will start from March 1.

He will replace Amulya Kumar Patnaik, whose additional term will come to an end on Saturday.

SN Shrivastava, who was recently appointed Special Police Commissioner (L&O) amidst the rampant communal violence in Delhi, will also hold additional charge of Delhi Police Commissioner from 1 March.

The term of Delhi’s current police commissioner Amulya Patnaik ended on January 30. But in view of Delhi Assembly elections, he was given extension of service till February 29.

However, last phase of Amulya Patnaik’s tenure has left some bitter memories for him. It was the first time that the policemen not only had to protest against their own high officials, but they also surrounded the police headquarter in Delhi. Thereafter, constables of Delhi police were compelled to take to the streets against the beating of policemen by section of lawyers. After this, voices were raised against the Delhi police for entering  into Jamia University in Delhi, now communal riots in north-east Delhi and large number of casualties during the violence are being seen as a failure of the Delhi police system.

Shrivastava was the DG Training before being given the responsibility of to oversee the worsening law and order condition in the national capital.

SN was the special DG of Jammu and Kashmir for two years. Shrivastava is known for his skill in working with the army during Operation All Out in the Valley.

SN Shrivastava’s term as Delhi Police Commssioner will be till June 30, 2021.

Shrivastava was earlier ADG of Western Zone of CRPF. During this time, under the leadership of Shrivastava, the CRPF and the Indian Army conducted several anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir.