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SC seeks Centre, Delhi police reply on petition challenging Asthana appointment

The bench was considering petitions by CPIL challenging the Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as head of the police force for the national capital
Rakesh Asthana was appointed Delhi Police commissioner by the MHA on July 27. (PTI)
Rakesh Asthana was appointed Delhi Police commissioner by the MHA on July 27. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 03:41 AM IST
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Preventing crime against women is Delhi Police’s priority: Asthana

The police commissioner stated that his force was focussing on improving basic police tasks, and reducing the response time to people in distress
Delhi Police commissioner Rakesh Asthana said preventing crime against women and children is his force’s priority. He was speaking at a session organised by IWPC (ANI)
Delhi Police commissioner Rakesh Asthana said preventing crime against women and children is his force’s priority. He was speaking at a session organised by IWPC (ANI)
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 05:27 AM IST
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SC to hear plea against appointment of Rakesh Asthana as Delhi CP next week

The petition questioned Asthana’s appointment on the ground that no panel of names was formed by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) as held by the Supreme Court in Prakash Singh case.
Rakesh Asthana was appointed Delhi Police commissioner for a one year term on July 27. (PTI)
Rakesh Asthana was appointed Delhi Police commissioner for a one year term on July 27. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 19, 2021 03:51 AM IST
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ByAbraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi traffic police undergoes major overhaul

To ensure the smooth flow of traffic in the national capital, a city that is often held hostage by snarls and congestion on its arterial stretches during peak hours, the Delhi traffic police is being overhauled to make its functioning and structuring similar to that of the Delhi Police, which itself has seen some major reforms after the incumbent police commissioner Rakesh Asthana took over charge in July
According to the new structuring, Delhi has been divided into 15 traffic districts. (HT Photo)
According to the new structuring, Delhi has been divided into 15 traffic districts. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 23, 2021 12:17 AM IST
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ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Delhi CP conducts security audit, withdraws 500 personnel from protection duties

When the security audit was conducted, it was found that some serving and retired officers of Delhi Police had 24X7 personal security officers guarding not only the officers but also their wives and grown-up children.
Delhi Police commissioner Rakesh Asthana has asked all police units to send details of personnel on active duty in their station so that no officer can take staff with them as attached to new postings.
Delhi Police commissioner Rakesh Asthana has asked all police units to send details of personnel on active duty in their station so that no officer can take staff with them as attached to new postings.
Published on Oct 16, 2021 08:48 AM IST
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ByShishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi HC rejects PIL challenging Rakesh Asthana’s appointment 

  • The high court bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh pronounced the order on a petition filed before the court by lawyer Sadre Alam.
Rakesh Asthana, a Gujarat cadre IPS officer, told the court in his affidavit that a social media campaign was being waged against him(ANI)
Rakesh Asthana, a Gujarat cadre IPS officer, told the court in his affidavit that a social media campaign was being waged against him(ANI)
Published on Oct 12, 2021 12:07 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Measures being taken to eliminate organised crime in Delhi: Asthana

  • The Delhi top cop’s comments come after it was revealed that the instructions for the Rohini court shootout aimed at the killing of Jitender Gogi was given on phone by rival gangster Tillu Tajpuria.
Asthana said that after he took over, the Delhi Police took a firm stand against organised crime in the city.(HT_PRINT)
Asthana said that after he took over, the Delhi Police took a firm stand against organised crime in the city.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Sep 30, 2021 11:27 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Centre says PILs are ‘an industry’, defends Asthana as Delhi top cop

  • Arguing before a bench of chief justice DN Patel and justice Jyoti Singh, solicitor general (SG) Tushar Mehta said some citizens had a desire to run the government and they sought to fulfil it by filing such PILs.
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana.(ANI Photo)
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana.(ANI Photo)
Published on Sep 28, 2021 04:01 AM IST
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In major shake-up, 39 senior cops transferred or handed fresh posts

Saturday’s reshuffle in Delhi is significant because DCPs are officers equivalent to superintendents of police (SP) in state police forces, who coordinate with the top brass and junior officers, as well as res
Delhi police commissioner Rakesh Asthana. (PTI)
Delhi police commissioner Rakesh Asthana. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 26, 2021 12:35 AM IST
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Major reshuffle in Delhi Police, 11 senior IPS officers transferred

Delhi, which earlier had three Special Commissioners looking after law and order, has now been reduced to two special commissioners with special CP Sanjay Singh being shunted out to licensing.
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana receives a guard of honor at Delhi Police headquarters.(ANI Photo)
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana receives a guard of honor at Delhi Police headquarters.(ANI Photo)
Published on Sep 25, 2021 05:11 PM IST
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Rohini shootout: Crime branch to probe ‘sensational’ case, says Rakesh Asthana

It seems like this incident was executed with ‘advanced planning,’ the Delhi Police commissioner said.
An ambulance inside Delhi's Rohini court after gangster Jitender Mann ‘Gogi’ was killed by gunmen in a shootout.
An ambulance inside Delhi's Rohini court after gangster Jitender Mann ‘Gogi’ was killed by gunmen in a shootout.
Published on Sep 24, 2021 10:51 PM IST
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‘Such incidents recurring’: Bar Council of Delhi chief on Rohini court shootout

Blaming ‘careless security personnel’, Rakesh Sherawat said that he will try to meet Delhi Police commissioner Rakesh Asthana today itself or on Saturday.
Visuals from inside court after shooting (ANI)
Visuals from inside court after shooting (ANI)
Published on Sep 24, 2021 04:42 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Govt defends Asthana as Delhi police commissioner

Both Asthana’s transfer to AGMUT, and his appointment with only four days to go for his retirement, have been challenged in court.
Delhi Police commissioner Rakesh Asthana’s appointment had been challenged in the court. (PTI)
Delhi Police commissioner Rakesh Asthana’s appointment had been challenged in the court. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 17, 2021 05:16 AM IST
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ByRicha Banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi high court seeks Centre's reply on Rakesh Asthana’s selection

  • On August 25, the apex court gave Bhushan the liberty to file an intervening application in the high court after it was informed that a similar matter was pending there. It has adjourned the matter for two weeks.
The plea challenged appointment of Rakesh Asthana as Delhi Police commissioner. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The plea challenged appointment of Rakesh Asthana as Delhi Police commissioner. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 02, 2021 05:04 AM IST
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ByRicha Banka, New Delhi

Delhi high court to hear petitions against Rakesh Asthana’s appointment today

The intervention application was filed by NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) through advocate Prashant Bhushan
The Supreme Court, on August 25, asked the high court to take a decision on the plea challenging Asthana’s appointment within two weeks. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court, on August 25, asked the high court to take a decision on the plea challenging Asthana’s appointment within two weeks. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 01, 2021 04:38 AM IST
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Decide plea on top cop in two weeks, SC tells Delhi high court

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana allowed an NGO, Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL), to move a plea before the high court and argue its case “substantially”.
Newly-appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana.(PTI)
Newly-appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 26, 2021 02:08 AM IST
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ByUtkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Rakesh Asthana as Delhi top cop: Apex court asks HC to decide on plea in 2 weeks

A Supreme Court bench granted permission to NGO 'Centre for Public Interest Litigation' to move the Delhi High Court to intervene in the pending plea against Asthana’s new role.
Delhi police commissioner Rakesh Asthana.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Delhi police commissioner Rakesh Asthana.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 25, 2021 04:29 PM IST
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Centre defends top cop’s appointment

  • A bench of chief justice DN Patel and justice Jyoti Singh posted the plea by one Sadre Alam, challenging Asthana’s appointment and subsequent extension of term by one year, for further hearing on August 24. “Is any such matter pending before any other court? Just take instructions,” the bench said.
Newly appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana.
Newly appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana.
Updated on Aug 19, 2021 03:43 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi CP wants DCPs to visit crime spots, dominate streets against urban crime

Let there be fear of police among criminals and sense of security among the law-abiding citizens, Rakesh Asthana said asking the force to be disciplined to core.
Newly appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana addressed 14,000 police staff via a video link on Saturday.
Newly appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana addressed 14,000 police staff via a video link on Saturday.
Published on Aug 08, 2021 11:36 AM IST
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Rakesh Asthana hints at rejig of Delhi police force to improve productivity

Outlining his vision for the city police during a virtual meeting of over 10,000 police personnel on Saturday, Asthana also insisted on ensuring communal harmony in the Capital and called for unequivocal strict action against criminals as “they have no religion or community”.
Asthana told officers that he will also see if duties of law and order and investigation can be separated for all officers at police station.(PTI)
Asthana told officers that he will also see if duties of law and order and investigation can be separated for all officers at police station.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 08, 2021 03:14 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Plea in SC against Asthana’s appointment as Delhi top cop

The petition filed by NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation on Friday said that the July 27 orders issued by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) and the Centre appointing Asthana as Commissioner of Delhi Police need to be quashed.
On July 27, the Centre issued orders appointing the 1984 Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as Delhi’s top cop for a year, with just four days remaining for his retirement.(PTI)
On July 27, the Centre issued orders appointing the 1984 Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as Delhi’s top cop for a year, with just four days remaining for his retirement.(PTI)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 03:07 AM IST
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ByAbraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Rakesh Asthana chairs first interstate police meeting ahead of Independence Day

  • The meeting was attended by senior police officers from Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Rajasthan, Chandigarh and Jammu & Kashmir.
Rakesh Asthana held his first interstate police coordination meeting on Wednesday, ahead of the Independence Day celebrations. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Rakesh Asthana held his first interstate police coordination meeting on Wednesday, ahead of the Independence Day celebrations. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 05, 2021 03:03 AM IST
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Lawyer seeks urgent hearing over Delhi police chief appointment

  • ML Sharma, the petitioner, mentioned the matter before Chief Justice of India NV Ramana but the judge asked him to wait.
ML Sharma, who has a penchant for filing PILs, has argued in his plea that Rakesh Asthana’s appointment is contrary to the Supreme Court’s July 3, 2018, judgment in the Prakash Singh case(PTI)
ML Sharma, who has a penchant for filing PILs, has argued in his plea that Rakesh Asthana’s appointment is contrary to the Supreme Court’s July 3, 2018, judgment in the Prakash Singh case(PTI)
Updated on Aug 04, 2021 03:37 AM IST
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SC to hear plea against Rakesh Asthana's appointment as Delhi top cop on Aug 5

The contempt petition was filed on July 30 by advocate ML Sharma, a 'serial litigator.'
Newly-appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana (PTI)
Newly-appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana (PTI)
Published on Aug 02, 2021 03:17 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi

Contempt plea in SC over Asthana’s appointment as Delhi Police top cop

Manohar Lal Sharma, the petitioner, argued the decision is contrary to the Supreme Court’s July 3, 2018, judgment in the Prakash Singh case which said UPSC should, as far as practicable, consider officers with two years of service for such appointments
Newly appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana. (ANI)
Newly appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 31, 2021 04:31 AM IST
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ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

‘Against SC order’: Delhi assembly wants new top cop removed

  • The Union home ministry announced the appointment of Asthana, an Indian Police Service officer from the 1984 batch as the new Delhi Police commissioner on Tuesday evening, three days before his retirement as the director general of the Border Security Force (BSF).
Newly-appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana.(PTI)
Newly-appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 30, 2021 05:11 AM IST
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BySweta Goswami, New Delhi

Delhi assembly passes resolution against Rakesh Asthana's appointment as top cop

Delhi assembly was told that Rakesh Asthana's appointment is in contravention to a 2019 Supreme Court ruling in case of director general-level officers.
Rakesh Asthana assumed charge as the Delhi police commissioner on Tuesday, three days before he was retire as director general of Border Security Force. (HT photo)
Rakesh Asthana assumed charge as the Delhi police commissioner on Tuesday, three days before he was retire as director general of Border Security Force. (HT photo)
Updated on Jul 29, 2021 06:26 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Delhi assembly to discuss appointment of Rakesh Asthana as police commissioner

The Union home ministry announced the appointment of Asthana as the new Delhi police commissioner on Tuesday evening, three days before his retirement as the director general of the Border Security Force (BSF).
Rakesh Asthana(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Rakesh Asthana(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 29, 2021 04:29 AM IST
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BySweta Goswami, New Delhi

Rakesh Asthana takes charge as Delhi police commissioner

In his first media briefing, Asthana said he believed in the basic concept of policing that includes maintaining law and order and preventing crime for establishing peace in society.
Newly-appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana receives a guard of honor at Delhi Police headquarters, New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
Newly-appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana receives a guard of honor at Delhi Police headquarters, New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 29, 2021 12:23 AM IST
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ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Rakesh Asthana appointed Delhi Police commissioner

  • The Union government gave additional charge of the Delhi Police to Balaji Srivastava after the retirement of SN Shrivastava on June 30, and there was no indication at the time that the charge was temporary.
File photo of Rakesh Asthana.
File photo of Rakesh Asthana.
Published on Jul 28, 2021 04:25 AM IST
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