Delhi Assembly passes resolution against Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as Delhi Police Commissioner

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The Delhi Assembly on July 29 passed a resolution against Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as Delhi Police Commissioner, asking the Ministry of Home Affairs to reverse the appointment.

The resolution was moved by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Sanjeev Jha, The Hindu reported.

Asthana, an IPS officer of the Gujarat cadre, was appointed as the new Delhi Police Commissioner on July 27, just days before his retirement on July 31.

Asthana, 59, is currently the chief of the of the Border Security Force (BSF). He was earlier a special director in the Central Bureau of investigation (CBI). Rakesh Asthana.