The bifurcation of law and order within the Delhi Police has hit a road block with the Lieutenant Governor stating that the proposal should be taken up after the new police chief is appointed, said sources.
Police Commissioner B S Bassi, last week, had proposed to split the post of special commissioner for law and order. However, sources told The Indian Express that it is yet to get clearance from Lt Governor Najeeb Jung. They added that Jung has conveyed to the incumbent commissioner that his successor should take a call on the new proposal. Bassi is due to retire on February 29.
Sources said Bassi had met Jung Thursday to discuss the bifurcation of law and order by forming north and south zones.
As per the proposal, each zone would be looked after by a special commissioner. The present in-charge of Delhi Armed Police, Special CP S N Srivastava would look after the north zone, while vigilance chief Special CP Amulya Patnaik would take charge of south zone. They had to report to Director General-rank Special CP Deepak Mishra, said the proposal.