On Saturday, Rakesh Asthana received a 6-month extension as Delhi CP. The Director-General of the Border Security Force was Asthana. Asthana was scheduled to leave the company on July 31, 2022.
The market has been buzzing with rumors of the Chief of Delhi Police’s service being extended for a while. The central government’s action has put an end to all of those rumors.
Asthana is the first commissioner of the Delhi Police to make choices that have consistently made news on transfers, special cells, the crime branch, etc.
On July 27, 2021, he was appointed as the Commissioner after a one-year transfer from the Gujarat cadre to the Union Territory cadre. The UT cadre officers were alarmed by this.Latter was appointed Delhi CP in July of last year after previously serving as the Director-General of the Border Security Force.
Asthana has previously made news due to his working style and solid relations with the government; as a result, it was widely believed that the centre will soon decide to extend his tenure.
Just four days before his retirement as the DG of the Border Security Force, Asthana was abruptly appointed the chief of the Delhi Police, which caused alarm among the UT cadre officers (BSF).