The Supreme Court will hear on August 5 a contempt petition filed by a lawyer against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and Ministry of Home Affairs challenging the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as the Delhi Police Commissioner.

On 27 July, just days before his retiremen, Asthana was appointed as the Delhi Police Commissioner. Asthana, a 1984 batch IPS officer from Gujarat cadre had in August 2020 taken charge as the Director-General of BSF.

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