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B S Bassi Delhi’s new police chief

Bhim Sain Bassi, who is currently Special Commissioner of Police (Administration), will be the new Delhi police chief. On 1 August, he will take charge from Neeraj Kumar who will retire on 31 July.
BS Bassi is married to Sunira, who is a 1982-batch Indian Railway Traffic Service officer. She is currently the chief traffic planning officer in northern Railways. Talking to Millennium Post she said, ‘We are very happy and we thank everyone for their good wishes.’

Bassi’s son Sidharth, who studied English journalism at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, and is currently studying at prestigious FMS, also spoke to Millennium Post.  He said: ‘My father was one of the youngest IPS officers in the country. He has handled important positions at critical times. I know my father deserves this and he will do his best for Delhi.’

‘He was a student of SRCC 1972-1975 batch after which he did law from DU,’ said Sidharth. Sidharth’s sister, Shruti Bassi, has done her MBBS from The Lady Hardinge Medical College and is now in the USA.

On Tuesday, the home ministry issued the order that Bassi (57) will be the next Delhi Police Commissioner. Bassi joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1977. He headed the Delhi Traffic Police and was also Goa’s director general of police.

In the national capital, Bassi has also been the special commissioner (vigilance), joint commissioner (southern range)and additional commissioner (northern range). Among those who were considered contenders for the post were Kanwaljit Deol, who is now with the National Human Rights Commission, Director General (Prisons) Vimla Mehra, and 1977 batch IPS officer Ajay Chaddha, presently DG, ITBP.
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