Admin chief Bassi is new top cop

Bhim Sain Bassi,a 1977 batch IPS officer of the AGMU cadre,was on Tuesday appointed the next Delhi Police Commissioner

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 17, 2013 1:40 am

Bhim Sain Bassi,a 1977 batch IPS officer of the AGMU cadre,was on Tuesday appointed the next Delhi Police Commissioner.

Bassi will take over as the 20th police chief of the 80,000-strong force after Neeraj Kumar retires on July 31.

Bassi is presently posted as Special Commissioner (Administration) of the Delhi Police.

He is not new to the Delhi Police and has served as DCP in two different districts in Delhi and also as a Joint Commissioner of the Southern Range.

He became an IPS officer at the age of 20. In 36 years of service,Bassi has also served as the Director General of

Police (Goa).

After joining the force,Bassi first served as the ASP of Puducherry in 1980.

In 1984,he was appointed Additional Commissioner of Police,New Delhi.

He went on to become the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Security),Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast)

and Deputy Commissioner of Police (North),over the next

three years.

In 1998,he was sent on a deputation with the Central

government. In 2000,he became IGP,Chandigarh.

In 2002,he was posted as Joint Commissioner of Police,Southern Range.

He also served as the Special Commissioner of Police (Vigilance and Intelligence).

He was then sent to Goa as Director General of Police in 2009,where he served till 2011.

Last year,he served as the Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) after which he was posted as Special Commissioner of Police (Administration) in January 2012.

Among the names doing the rounds for the top job were those of Kanwaljit Deol who is presently posted as Director-General (Investigation) with the National Human Rights Commission and Director General (Prisons) Vimla Mehra.

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