Sanjay Arora, a senior IPS officer, took over as Delhi Police Commissioner on Monday, officials said.
Arora was given the police force ceremonial honor guard on his arrival at the Delhi Police Headquarters at Jai Singh Marg here.
The 57-year-old officer was appointed Commissioner of Delhi Police by the Union government on Sunday following the retirement of Rakesh Asthana, an IPS officer in 1984.
Arora’s appointment as Delhi Police Chief came after the Union Home Ministry approved his cross-border delegation from Tamil Nadu to AGMUT.
The Delhi Police falls under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and its officers belong to the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre.
Arora served as Superintendent of Police for the Tamil Nadu Police Special Task Force, which was set up to hunt down the forest robber Veerappan, and he was awarded the Chief Minister’s Bravery Medal for his gallantry during this passage.
He was appointed Director General of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) paramilitary force in August last year. He also had stints in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Border Security Force (BSF).
Officials said Arora played an important role in forming the Special Security Task Force to provide security for Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister during the height of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which waged the separatist war for a separate Tamil homeland for three years. decades in Sri Lanka.
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