K.K. Paul is Delhi's new police commissioner

Tuesday, 27 January 2004, 08:00 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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NEW DELHI: A man credited with unearthing one of the biggest match-fixing scandals in international cricket and nabbing master conman Charles Sobhraj is tipped to take over as Delhi's new police chief later this week.

Special Commissioner of Police (administration) K.K. Paul is to succeed R.S. Gupta who retires Saturday. Although a formal announcement is being awaited, officials in Delhi Police and the home ministry said Paul was the strongest contender.

Delhi Police comes under the supervision of the ministry of home affairs.

Paul will be the 15th police commissioner since 1978, when Delhi Police started a new ranking system.

Paul, who has served in the Intelligence Bureau and the Research and Analysis Wing, led the police investigation that linked former South African skipper Hansie Cronje to the match-fixing scandal.

Paul was joint commissioner (crime branch) at the time.

An officer of the 1970 batch of the Indian Police Service (IPS), Paul was superintendent of police when Sobhraj was arrested from a south Delhi hotel for drugging about 60 French students.

He has also served as the deputy commissioner of police of the south and central districts, traffic and later the crime branch.

Paul holds a directorate in organic chemistry and contributes articles on a range of issues to newspaper and journals.

Source: IANS
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