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Everything You Need To Know About IPS Officer Sanjay Arora

Who is Sanjay Arora? Is IPS Sanjay Arora the new commissioner of Delhi police? Who is Delhi’s new police commissioner?

If you, too, are confused about the speculations revolving around this IPS officer, we will give you all the news that surrounds him. 

IPS Officer Sanjay Arora is appointed as the new Commissioner of Delhi Police, after the incumbent Rakesh Asthana retired, this Sunday. In this context, the police division of MHA has conveyed the approval of the Competent Authority for inter-cadre deputation of Sanjay Arora, JPS (TN:1988) from Tamil Nadu Cadre to AGMUT cadre. Prior to this deputation, Sanjay Arora was serving as DG of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police

The Ministry of Home Affairs further said, “In pursuance of the said approval, Sh. Sanjay Arora, IPS (TN:1988) is hereby appointed as Commissioner of Police, Delhi with effect from 1st August 2022 or from the date of taking over charges, whichever is later and he will remain in-charge till further orders”. 

Who is Sanjay Arora – Delhi’s new police commissioner?

Sanjay Arora has graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur (Rajasthan). 

After joining the IPS cadre, he served in different capacities in the Tamil Nadu police. He served as a SP (Superintendent of police), special task force, and during his services he achieved significant success against the Veerappan gang. For his brave contribution towards the mission, he was awarded CM’s Gallantry Medal for Bravery and Heroic Action. 

After being trained by NSG, in 1991, Arora played a pivotal role in forming the special security group (SSG), which was aimed to provide security, during the heydays of LTTE activity, to the chief minister of Tamil Nadu state. In addition, this officer has served as the superintendent of police in various districts of Tamil Nadu. 

Other Services Given By Sanjay Arora

During his tenure, IPS Arora served in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police on deputation as commandant from 1997-2002. He has made remarkable contributions as an instructor. 

He has also served as the commissioner of police, Coimbatore city, from 2002-2004. Furthermore, he has worked as the deputy inspector general of police, Villupuram range and deputy director of vigilance and anti-corruption. 

He has led the Chennai city police as additional commissioner crime and headquarters and additional commissioner traffic. 

He has served as IG (special operations), BSF, IG Chattisgarh sector CRPF and IG Operations CRPF. 

He assumed the charge of the DG ITBP on August 31, 2021, as the 31st chief of force. 

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