New Delhi: Senior IPS officer SN Shrivastava, who was repatriated to the Delhi Police from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and was appointed as Special Commissioner (Law and Order) after the violence broke out in several parts of North-East Delhi, has been given additional charge of post of Delhi Police Commissioner.
The buzz is that SN Shrivastava is likely to replace Amulya Patnaik (Commissioner of Police, Delhi), whose tenure was extended by a month due to Delhi Assembly election and is due to retire February 29 (Saturday).
An official letter issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in this regard read, “With the approval of the competent authority, SN Shrivastava, IPS (AGMUT - 1985), presently posted with Delhi Police, as Special CP, is hereby given the additional charge of the post of Commissioner of Police, Delhi with effect from March 1 until further orders.”
In the CRPF, Shrivastava was serving as the special director general (training). He had served the Delhi police in various capacities, including as the head of the elite anti-terror wing, Special Cell.
Ever since he rejoined the Delhi police, Shrivastava was busy in controlling the communal violence in northeast Delhi, in which at least 39 people were killed.
Talking to press persons while touring the riot-hit areas in northeast Delhi, Shrivastava said: “My primary job will be to ensure that there is a feeling of security and people should also feel police are there for them.”