Shri Neeraj Kumar, IPS (AGMU:76) is the new Commissioner of Police, National Capital Territory of Delhi. Shri Kumar was recently posted as Director General (Prisons), Delhi and took over as Commissioner of Police, Delhi when the former incumbent Sh. B.K. Gupta stepped down from office on 1JUL12.
Shortly after joining office, the new Police Chief asked for cooperation from the media and assured Delhiites that the force will not be found wanting in its job. He said terrorism still remained the area of focus, apart from crime detection and prevention.
Mr. Kumar, who introduced several reformative programmes during his tenure as Director-General (Prisons), was welcomed at the Police Headquarters with a gun salute.
During his 36-year service so far Mr. Kumar has also served in the Central Bureau of Investigation following his promotion to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police in 1993. He led the investigations in the Mumbai serial blasts case that resulted in the arrest of seven members of the Memon family and 16 others. The charge-sheets filed by the agency during his tenure led to conviction of a 100 out of 123 accused in the case.
The UTI scam and the cricket match-fixing case were cracked under his supervision and American Centre attack mastermind Aftab Ansari was deported after being arrested in Dubai.
Mr. Kumar re-joined the Delhi Police as Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) in 2002. Several terror modules were neutralised under his leadership. He was also instrumental in the planning and execution of security arrangements for the Commonwealth Games-2010.
(PIB 28JUN12/HINDU 1JUL12)