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Neil Basu is UK’s new head of counter-terrorism

Neil Basu

By: Sarwar Alam

A SENIOR Metropolitan Police officer of Indian origin has been promoted to be the UK’s counter-terrorism chief. Neil Basu, 49, currently  a deputy assistant commissioner at the Met Police, will be the new assistant commissioner for specialist operations, according to a statement on Monday (5). He is the first officer of Asian descent to be appointed to the role and will take charge of his new post on March 21, replacing Mark Rowley. Met police commissioner Cressida Dick said: “I am delighted that Neil is joining our senior team. He takes on a job of enormous importance and responsibility leading…

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