Rakesh Asthana is a popular Indian police officer. Rakesh Asthana is the current and 24th Police Commissioner of Delhi. He also serves as Director-General Border Security Force.
Rakesh Asthana was born on July 9, 1961 and he is currently 60 years old. He is from Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. At the time of his birth, this place was a part of Bihar.
Speaking of family, Rakesh’s father’s name is HR Asthana and he was a physics teacher at the school. Apart from that, there is no further information on Rakesh’s siblings, mother and other family details.
Regarding his educational background, he completed his schooling at Netarhat Residential School, Netarhat. For his higher education, he attended St. John’s College, Agra. He later made his alma mater at Jawaharlal Nehru University.
career and working life
Professionally, Rakesh Asthana is a police officer in India. He is part of the 1984 squad in Gujarat. The police officer served as special director of the Central Bureau of Investigation and was director general of the Border Security Force & Narcotics Control Bureau. As of July 2021, he became the Police Commissioner of Delhi.
More specifically, he was appointed Commissioner of Police, Delhi on July 27, 2021. This was just 4 days before his retirement. He also succeeded former commissioner Balaji Shrivastava. Balaji was the commissioner since SN Shrivastava’s retirement.
Previously, since August 18, 2020, he was Director General of the Border Guard Forces. Before him, Vivek Johri held this position. He received The Police Medal for Meritorious Services in 2001 and The President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services in 2009.
Rakesh Asthana rose to fame after being hired to investigate the fodder scam in 2017. The Fodder Scam is an Indian corruption scandal. This scandal involved the embezzlement of around £9.4 billion (around US$540 million). The embezzlement came from the treasury of the eastern Indian state of Bihar.
Rakesh, as the police officer in charge of the investigation, filed an indictment against Lalu Prasad Yadav in 1996. They then arrested Lalu Prasad for the first time in 1997.
The perpetrator, Lalu Prasad, is a popular politician in India. He is currently President of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). Previously, Lalu Prasad was Union Minister for Railways, Prime Minister of Bihar and MP for Lok Sabha.
Later he also caught the general director of the DGMS taking bribes. The policeman caught him in Dhanbad. After that first case, several other officers of the Director-General were later arrested.
In 2008 he was reassigned the responsibility of investigating the 26 July 2008 bomb blast in Ahmedabad. The police officer dealt with this case within 22 days. In addition, he also investigated the case of Asaram Bapu and his son Narayan Sai. Authorities arrested Narayan Sai at the Haryana-Delhi border.
Rakesh Asthana is a married Husband, but his wife’s name is not disclosed. The couple have two children – a son named Ankush and a daughter whose name will not be released.
Rakesh Asthana stands about tall height of 173 cm or 5 feet 8 inches and his weight is about 79 kg or 174 lbs. Apart from that, the police officer’s other body measurement details like chest-waist-hips measurements, biceps, etc. are unknown. In addition, the Indian policeman has dark brown hair and eyes of the same color.
Social Media and Wealth
Rakesh Asthana does not seem to have a personal profile on social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok, Youtube etc. However, we can find him in many news articles, both online and offline. Moving on, this Indian police officer has a net worth from $1 million to $3 million.