Jaipur: Ajit Singh Shekhawat is Rajasthan’s new DGP. He replaced outgoing DGP Manoj Bhatt, who retired from service on Monday.
Ajit Singh was instrumental in mediating with agitating Rajput leaders after gangster Anandpal’s encounter death. Singh was the government emissary to negotiate with protestors and to find a solution. Singh hails from Jaipur and graduated from St Stephen’s College in Delhi. The DGP post for four months until he retires in November this year may be seen as a sort of reward for diffusing the Rajput crisis and placating the agitated community before things went out of hand.
He has a proven track record, more importantly when he headed as additional director general, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) as he could register as many as 600 cases against erring individuals.
Saying his priority would be to uphold the honour of people and law and order in the state, Singh has a task cut-out for himself. Organised gang crimes, daylight robberies in banks, rapes, rise in espionage cases along the border of Jaisalmer and Barmer, shoot-outs would be high on his list of tackling crime.