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Indian-origin police head to sue the UK government

Neil Basu, UK’s most senior nonwhite officer, demanded an explanation from the govt about why he was overlooked for the role of director-general

Neil Basu, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner. [Source: UK Police]

Head of Counter-Terrorism Policing, Neil Basu, from the Scotland Yard is out from the potential leaders of the National Crime Agency (NCA) and is planning to ask the Home Office for an explanation.

The country's senior-most nonwhite officer, was running to lead the UK's version of the American Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). On Friday, he was informed alongside NCA’s acting director general, Graeme Biggar, that the recruiting process would restart and he could reapply.

According to Basu, the two were not provided with a reason by the permanent secretary at the Home Office, Matthew Rycroft. And there were no official emails or letters, confirming the decision to the two.

Basu addressing a press briefing. [Source: Twitter]

He said, “I am disappointed in the way the process has concluded and will not be applying again. I will be seeking an explanation from the Home Office.”

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