On his last day in office as Delhi Police Commissioner, BS Bassi made a desperate plea to convince his detractors that the cops under him never worked any political pressure.
In his farewell speech, Bassi said, “Some also think that Delhi Police works under political pressure. Please do not have such misunderstanding. In every case, we rely on evidence, whether it is Sunanda Pushkar matter or the cases of Patiala House violence or JNU row.”
His speech came moments before senior IPS officer Alok Kumar Verma took charge of the top cop in the national capital.
Taking a dig at Aam Aadmi Party government, Bassi said that Delhi Police’s autonomy was “sacrosanct” and those who questioned should be made to look at history.
He added, “We don’t have any strife with anyone. We reach out to everyone and if someone thinks that Delhi Police only wants to get into confrontations, they should stop thinking that way.
Bassi’s comments came hours before the Delhi High Court reprimanded his handling of JNU controversy and his decision to slap sedition charge against the student leader Kanhaiya Kumar.