Delhi may get new police chief

November 2nd, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Barack Obama New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Delhi may get a new police chief after the high profile visit of US President Barack Obama with incumbent Y.S. Dadwal moving to a new assignment, informed sources said Tuesday.

Dadwal, who was praised by Home Minister P. Chidambaram for his successful security management of the Commonwealth Games, is likely to be moved as the new head of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

The sources told IANS that chief of Tihar prisons B.K. Gupta and special commissioners Neeraj Kumar and Ajay Chadha were being considered for the post of Delhi Police chief.

“The name will be finalised next week and Gupta is emerging as a front runner,” a source told IANS.

Gupta, 58, is the seniormost and belongs to the 1975 batch of the Indian Police Service.

The sources said the change in guard would be effected after Obama’s Nov 6-9 visit.

Chidambaram had hinted that Dadwal may stay as Delhi Police commissioner as there was no fixed tenure for the high profile post.

“Who says there is a fixed tenure? He (Dadwal) is not due to retire now. He has many more months,” Chidambaram told reporters Monday.

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