S K Saikia, IPS officer of 1977 batch has been appointed Commissioner of Police of Ahmedabad as Sudhir Sinha retired after three month extension today. This is the third tenure of Saikia as Commissioner of Ahmedabad.
Saikia has emerged as dark horse for the coveted post as his name did not figure in speculations. Outgoing CP Sinha had retired on July 31, but he was given three month extension.
Sinha hit headlines in the national media with the arrest of controversial IPS Sanjiv Bhatt. There was very visibile resentment against him for the way Bhatt was arrested and police posse was sent to his residence for search.
Saikia was appointed Commissioner of Police of Ahmedabad in October 2007 on the basis of recommendations of Election Commission. He had replaced J Mahapatra at that time. He was appointed CP of Ahmedabad for the second time in February 2009 replacing O P Mathur.