On Friday, the Home Ministry appointed a new Delhi Police Commissioner, S N Shrivastava and will be taking over the charge from the 1st March 2020 “until further orders”.
As of now, Shrivastava is the Special Commissioner Of Delhi Police, a position he was given on Tuesday.
Shrivastava, who was in the 1985 batch of Indian Police Service will take over Amulya Patnaik, who will superannuate on the 29th February.
Before becoming the Special Commissioner of Delhi Police, he has headed a Special Cell of Delhi Police, and also served as the Special Director General of J&K (Jammu and Kashmir) Zone of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force).
The Delhi police have received major backlash from political parties, courts, and the public over failing to contain the violence that engulfed the NorthEast Delhi.
On Thursday, two special investigation squads were formed under the Crime Branch of Delhi Police to investigate the violence in the national capital and also take cognizance of the cases that have been registered.
All the investigations regarding the violence will be taken over by the two teams.
As of now, police have registered around 50 FIRs (First Informations Reporst) pertaining to the violence.
The death toll in the violence which saw stone pelting, burning, petrol bombs, gunfire, acid attacks in the NorthEast Delhi has reached 38, and have left almost 250 people injured. The violence broke out when two groups – one protesting against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and other protesting in support of CAA – clashed with one another and ran riots.