(28/07/2021) 
RAKESH ASTHANA TAKES CHARGE AS CP DELHI; TO FOCUS ON CORE POLICING, TEAM WORK
Shri Rakesh Asthana, IPS (1984) assumed the charge of Commissioner of Police, Delhi today. Prior to this, Shri Asthana was Director General, Border Security Force (BSF) and Director General, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Govt. of India.

 He has previously held the positions of Special Director, CBI, and Director General, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security. Earlier in Gujarat, he has served as Commissioner of Police in Surat and Vadodra cities.

Shri Asthana did his graduation and post graduation from St. John’s College, Agra.

After taking over, the CP Delhi, Shri Rakesh Asthana addressed the top police brass in Vimarsh Conference Hall at Police Headquarters while other senior functionaries joined him through video conferencing. Hailing Delhi Police as the premier police force of the country with a formidable reputation in delivering services and handling challenging situations, Shri Asthana outlined basic policing – prevention and detection of crime and maintenance of law & order- and attention to special tasks as the priority areas for all to work upon. 

The CP, Delhi praised the track record of Delhi Police in handling law and order situations and stressed upon continuing the good works in busting cyber crime, terror, narcotics, gun smuggling etc. He also stressed on community policing initiatives like Yuva, senior citizen services etc. Shri Asthana said detection of crime and strong preventive measures not only reduce the crime burden but also ensure a feeling of safety and security in the city, particularly among women and vulnerable groups, for which police should keep making more and more efforts.   

Shri Asthana emphasized on team work and responsibility to achieve the goal of making Delhi Police one of the best metropolitan police in the world. 

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