Delhi ex-top cop Dadwal passes away

Delhi ex-top cop Dadwal passes away

Yudhvir Singh Dadwal, Former Commissioner of Delhi Police.

New Delhi, September 23

Former Commissioner of Delhi Police, Yudhvir Singh Dadwal, has passed away here at his residence in Chhattarpur following a prolonged illness, official said on Thursday. He was 70.

A senior Delhi Police official confirmed that Dadwal died on Wednesday.

The 1974-batch IPS officer, he became the Delhi Police Commissioner in 2007 and was transferred to the Sashastra Seema Bal as its Director General in 2010. He retired a year later from the same post.

Dadwal was the Delhi Police chief when the Batla House encounter took place. Special Cell Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma was killed in the ecounter.

Dadwal also held the position of the Superintendent of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police and the IGP in Chandigarh in the 1990s.

During his tenure, Dadwal was awarded the President’s Police Medal for distinguished service and the police medal for meritorious services. — TNS

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