NewDelhi/Nagpur: The controversial Delhi Police Chief BS Bassi has been removed from the list of contenders for a senior role in the county’s top ant-graft agency, said sources today.
The government had shortlisted Mr Bassi for the Central Information Commission, which has three vacancies for Commissioner. He retires from the Delhi Police at the end of this month.
The committee that appoints Information Commissioners is headed by the Prime Minister, and includes the Leader of the Opposition, Mallikarjun Kharge.
Mr Bassi’s tenure as the Delhi Police boss saw him in perpetual hostility with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who accused him of operating as “a BJP agent” who was committed to undermining the Delhi government upon the orders of the Centre.