Sanjay Arora takes charge as Delhi police commissioner

Sanjay Arora, a Tamil Nadu-cadre IPS officer who headed the paramilitary force ITBP, has taken over as Delhi’s police commissioner. He is due for retirement in 2025.

Sanjay Arora will succeed Rakesh Asthana, a Gujarat-cadre IPS officer who retired after nearly 38 years in service.

He served as the Superintendent of Police of the Tamil Nadu Police STF which was set up to hunt down forest brigand Veerappan and he was awarded the chief minister’s gallantry medal for bravery during this stint. He served as Coimbatore police commissioner between 2002 and 2004.

Arora was appointed the Director General of the paramilitary Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in August last year. He also had stints in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Border Security Force (BSF). He holds a B.Tech degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.