The Delhi Police commissioner Neeraj Kumar retired from his office on 31 July 2013. He served to the police force for 37 years. His tenure as the Delhi Police commissioner was 13 months. He will be succeeded by Bhim Sain Bassi.
About Neeraj Kumar
• Neeraj Kumar is a 1976 batch IPS officer of the AGMU cadre.
• He succeeded BK Gupta as the Deli Police Commissioner on 1 July 2012. He was the Director General (Prisons) and in charge of Tihar Jail.
• He had served almost all the branches of police, such as the Prisons, CBI, Traffic, districts, Special Cell as well as Crime Branch.
• He is originally from the state of Bihar.
• He received the MSc degree from St Stephen's College in the year 1975.
• During 1990s, he was posted in the Police department as the DCP (Traffic).
• In 1993, he served as the DCP of Crime Branch and South district. He was then promoted as well as sent to CBI on deputation as the DGP.
• Neeraj Kumar was criticised severely after the gang rape of a paramedical student on 16 December 2012.
• He also came under criticism after the rape of a five-year-old girl in Gandhi Nagar in North East Delhi in April 2013.
• However, Neeraj Kumar and his police force were praised for exposing the scam of spot fixing in Indian Premier League (IPL).
Who: Neeraj Kumar
When: 31 July 2013