Delhi’s new police commissioner is Sanjay Arora, 1988-batch IPS officer from tamil nadu cadre, replaces Rakesh Asthana

An engineer by training, Sanjay Arora was a part of motion towards dacoit Veerappan.


Sanjay Arora, an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer from the Tamil Nadu cadre, will succeed Rakesh Asthana as Police Commissioner of Delhi. He’ll depart his present publish of Director Basic, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), to affix on August 1. He might serve till his retirement on July 31, 2025, or till additional orders, as per the Union Residence Ministry .

SL Thaosen, Director Basic of Sashastra Seema Bal, will head the ITBP as further cost for now.

Sanjay Arora is simply the third officer from outdoors the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory) cadre introduced in to move the nationwide capital’s police pressure, in accordance with information company PTI. Rakesh Asthana, a 1984-batch IPS officer, was appointed in July 2021, whereas Ajay Raj Sharma, a 1966-batch Uttar Pradesh-cadre IPS officer, had obtained the publish in 1999. In accordance Residence Ministry orders, Mr Arora, who’s from the 1988 batch of IPS, has been formally deputed to the AGMUT cadre for this appointment.

Mr Arora has a bachelor’s diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Malviya Nationwide Institute of Know-how, Jaipur, as per info shared by the Residence Ministry. 

After becoming a member of the IPS, he initially served in varied capacities in Tamil Nadu, together with being a part of the duty pressure towards dacoit Veerappan and his gang. He was awarded the CM’s Gallantry Medal for it, the ministry be aware stated.

Throughout one in every of his stints with the ITBP, he was additionally an teacher on the pressure’s academy in Mussoorie from 2000 to 2002. He went on to move the police in Coimbatore metropolis and in addition remained further commissioner for crime and visitors in Chennai. 

He turned head of the ITBP in August final yr. He has obtained the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and the UN Peacekeeping Medal, amongst different honours.

For the outgoing commissioner, Rakesh Asthana, who served a yr within the publish, the Farewell Ceremonial Parade will probably be held this night.

Mr Asthana was attributable to retire from the IPS final yr however was given an extension to take cost of Delhi Police 4 days earlier than that. 

His appointment was challenged by a number of individuals, most prominently by an organisation known as the Centre for Public Curiosity Litigations (CPIL), arguing that the Appointments Committee of the Cupboard, headed by the Prime Minister, violated Supreme Court docket pointers in giving him the publish.

Whereas the Delhi Excessive Court docket dismissed the petitions, the CPIL went to the Supreme Court docket, which final heard the matter on July 19. There was no verdict but.

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