On Monday, Sanjay Arora, an IPS officer from the Tamil Nadu cadre, took charge of the Delhi Police. Arora was assigned to the position of top police official in the nation’s capital a day ago. Arora previously served as the paramilitary force’s commander and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
Arora will succeed Rakesh Asthana, a Gujarat-cadre IPS officer who retired on Sunday after nearly 38 years in service. Rakesh Asthana was a member of the Tamil Nadu Police’s special task unit that later hunted down the forest brigand Veerappan.
Arora, 57, is the third non-AGMUT cadre IPS officer to lead the Delhi Police since the Delhi Police Act was implemented in 1978 and a commissionerate was established. He is the second consecutive non-AGMUT cadre IPS officer.