Delhi Police commissioner’s extension ‘incomprehensible’, says Chidambaram

The Election Commission on Thursday gave its nod for extending Patnaik’s tenure by a month in view of the assembly polls in the national capital

Delhi Police, Delhi Police Commissioner, P Chidambaram, Amulya Patnaik, Delhi Polls,
Chidambaram alleged that the country has witnessed three years of "incompetent economic mismanagement" | PTI file photo

Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday (January 31) termed “incomprehensible” Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik’s extension when a Jamia Millia Islamia student was injured when a youth fired a pistol in the presence of many police personnel.

Chidambaram also asked who has been suspended for the shooting near the Jamia campus on Thursday (January 30).

“The Police Commissioner of Delhi gets an extension on the day there is a shooting in the presence of a substantial police force. Incomprehensible and reprehensible. One has got an extension, but who has been suspended for the deplorable shooting yesterday,” he asked on Twitter.

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The Election Commission on Thursday gave its nod for extending Patnaik’s tenure by a month in view of the assembly polls in the national capital. The permission was granted after the Union Home Ministry wrote to the poll panel.

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