SN Shrivastava, The New Delhi Police Boss
Senior IPS officer SN Shrivastava has been given extra charge as the Commissioner of Delhi Police from March 1 until further orders. This comes days after Shrivastava was made Special Commissioner, Law and Order by the Home Ministry in the wake of bringing him from the Central Reserve Police Force or CRPF to end the violence over the questionable citizenship law in Delhi.
Order Issued By MHA
MHA gave a recent order after getting endorsed by the Competent Authority. SN Shrivastava, IPS of AGMUT:1985, presently posted with Delhi Police, as Special CP, is given the extra charge of the post of the Commissioner of Police, Delhi. Shrivastava, a 1985 batch AGMUT cadre officer has taken over as the New Delhi Police boss after Amulya Patnaik’s extended office stay that finishes on February 29th.
An order passed by the home division of the Delhi government said that the officer is being appointed to the Delhi Police post as a prompt action against the recent riot. Following the appointment, Shrivastava participated in a security survey meeting called at the Home Minister, Mr. Amit Shah’s residence. The Central Reserve Police Force likewise gave an order to release the officer to join after the home ministry ordered his untimely withdrawal from the paramilitary force.
In the CRPF, Shrivastava served as the special director general of training. He had served Delhi Police in different positions, including as the chief of the first-class anti-terror wing, Special Cell. In the midst of the progressing violence that has hit parts of Delhi over the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Ministry of Home Affairs has chosen to choose senior Indian Police Service officer Sachidanand Shrivastava as the next commissioner of Delhi Police.
S N Shrivastava appointed Delhi Police Commissioner
Shrivastava has a B. Tech and an LLB and has served in different capacities in Delhi Police, which includes heading the Traffic and the Special Cell was brought in to supplant Patnaik in the midst of severe criticism over the Delhi violence that killed 38 individuals in communal conflicts so far. Shrivastava will resign from the service in June next year, will have to delve deep into his long years of experience to ease the communal tensions that have grasped parts of the capital.
The IIT Kharagpur graduate shot into fame and came into the spotlight when he headed the elite Special Cell of Delhi Police which played a key role in demolishing Indian Mujahideen, the terror organization which had unleashed huge destruction through various assaults in the mid-2000s. It was under his supervision that the sensational IPL spot-fixing case was solved.
Following his service in the Delhi Police, Shrivastava was selected as Additional Director General, Western Zone of CRPF, where he took care of the Jammu and Kashmir operations. This appointment came during a period when tensions in the Valley was at its peak following the encounter of Burhan Wani. The CRPF was given the charge of maintaining peace across the Kashmir valley. Under him, the year 2017 saw the launch of Operation All-Out, coordinated operation between the Indian Army, CRPF, Border Security Force.