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Neeraj Kumar touches on ups and downs of tenure as commissioner

Outgoing Delhi police commissioner Neeraj Kumar on Wednesday said, 'I am both happy and sad'. Kumar was speaking on the last day of his 13-month service at a farewell ceremony organised for him at NPL parade ground.

Teary-eyed, Kumar in a trembling voice said, after ‘37 years in police I have mixed feelings. I am happy and sad also. I'm happy because I worked with India's best police force and worked 13 months as the Delhi police commissioner. But I'm sad because today is the last day I’ll be wearing my police uniform...'.

He added, ‘Many questions were raised after the 16 December gang rape and the rape of a five-year-old girl in the city. People even demanded my resignation. But the government and administration  always favoured me.' He also said that during his tenure Delhi police nabbed an Indian Mujahideen (IM) cadre, which had been involved in the 1 August, 2012 Pune serial blasts. 'I am happy that not a single terrorist activity took place here during my tenure,' he said, adding, 'During my tenure as commissioner, Delhi police also filed charge sheets in many important cases such as IPL spot-fixing, Deepak Bharadwaj murder case and Defence Colony robbery.’
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