Rakesh Asthana, an Indian Police Service officer of the 1984 batch, is the current Commissioner of Delhi. He has a long and illustrious career in law enforcement that has earned him accolades from all quarters.
Rakesh Asthana's Net Worth
As of 2022, Rakesh Asthana's net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million.
Source(s) of Fame
Date of Birth
July 9, 1961
Place of Birth
Rakesh Asthana was born on July 09, 1961, in Ranchi, Jharkhand, Rakesh Asthana is the son of Late Shri Om Prakash and Smt. Sheela Devi.
He finished his high school education at Netarhat Residential School and his college education at St. John’s College, Agra.
As a child, he was very much inspired by his father who worked as a government servant. This inspired him to also pursue a career in public service.
Rakesh Asthana was appointed as Police Commissioner of Delhi in 2021. Before he became the Police Commissioner of Delhi, he was assigned to investigate the Fodder Scam from the government of treasury in India. After his investigation, he filed a case against Lalu Prasad Yadav in 1996 and was arrested in 1997.
Rakesh caught the DGMS Director General who was taking bribes. He was also tasked to investigate the bombing that happened on July 26, 2008, in Ahmedabad where he closed the case after 22 days.
On July 27, 2021, he was appointed as the new Commissioner of Police, Delhi, replacing Balaji Shrivastava.
As a Police officer, he faced many controversies such as money laundering. According to NGO, Common Cause, his name was included in the list of the 2011 diary seized from Sterling Biotech.
Rakesh with the Special Director CBI, Alok Verma was also accused of accepting bribes. They were both accused of bribery and they were asked to go on leave by the Central Vigilance Commission while the investigation is going on.
After the investigation, it was concluded that both Rakes and Alok are not guilty of the accusations.
As of now, Rakesh is still the Commissioner of Police in Delhi and he is doing a great job in keeping the citizens of Delhi safe.
Rakesh Asthana is married but he didn’t disclose any information about his wife and if he has any children. Maybe he decided not to disclose their information for their safety and security.
His hobbies include reading, writing, music, and travel. He is also a fitness enthusiast and regularly works out to maintain his physique.
Rakesh Asthana doesn’t have any personal social media accounts. He seems to be a private person who doesn’t like to share his personal life with the public.
Rakesh Asthana is a highly decorated and experienced police officer who has served the country with distinction. He is currently the Commissioner of Delhi and is widely respected for his integrity and commitment to duty.
Although he doesn’t have any social media accounts, he is a popular figure in the Indian law enforcement community. His net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million.