Indian-origin Anil Kanti ‘Neil’ Basu is at the forefront of the race to become the next commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police. This information has been given in the news of British media. British counter-terrorism police officer Basu could replace Dame Cressida Dick, the first woman to head Britain’s largest police force. Dick resigned earlier this week.
Basu’s father was from Kolkata
Basu (53) is currently the Assistant Commissioner (Specialist Operations) of the London Metropolitan Police. His father was a surgeon from Kolkata, and had moved to Britain in the 1960s where he married a Welsh nurse. A graduate in economics from the University of Nottingham, Basu joined the Met Police in 1992 and was promoted to chief of counter-terrorism and specialist operations before becoming director of the College of Policing.
For this reason came in the headlines
According to the Guardian newspaper, a highly respected figure in the police force, Basu had gained worldwide fame during the London Bridge incident two years ago, when he and his team captured terrorist criminal Usman Khan and shot him dead. Was. In the past, Basu has also spoken on racial discrimination in childhood.
According to media reports, in a blog in October 2020, he said that he does not like the term “Black History Month” because “I don’t like the fact that we need a special month to recognize and celebrate Black achievement or to understand racism.” the wanted.”