New Delhi police chief lists his priorities

Bhim Sain Bassi, the new Police commissioner of Delhi, has his priorities clear – he wants to make the national capital safe for women. Bassi, who took over from outgoing chief Neeraj Kumar, said that he will work to ensure that a slew of new steps are being introduced to ensure that women feel safe at all times in the city.

The 57-year-old new police chief asserted that safety of women is one of the primary tasks which the Police have to shoulder because they (women) are the vulnerable segment of our society. “They are far more vulnerable than their male counterparts… We have to ensure that they feel safe and secure,” he said. Referring to the December 16 gang-rape incident which had shook the conscience of the city, Police Chief Bassi said that the Delhi police have been conscious of the need to ensure the safety of women.

A 1977 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre, Bassi, 57, was the front-runner for the post. Bassi has been the Special Commissioner of Police (Administration) and previously headed the Delhi Traffic Police and was also Goa’s Director General of Police.

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