The Ministry of Home Affairs Friday gave S N Shrivastava, a 1985-batch AGMUT cadre officer, additional charge of the post of Delhi Police Commissioner from March 1 until further orders.
The decision was taken days after Shrivastava was repatriated to the Delhi Police from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and appointed as Special Commissioner (Law and Order).
Shrivastava, whose name has been doing the rounds for the post of police chief, had been repatriated with immediate effect after the performance of Delhi Police in connection with the violence in Northeast Delhi was analysed by the Home Ministry. An emergency meeting called by Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday afternoon had found lack of action by the top brass of Delhi Police since Saturday night, it is learnt.
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