Sanjay Arora, a Tamil Nadu-cadre IPS officer who oversaw the paramilitary ITBP, will assume control of the Delhi Police as Delhi Police commissioner. He is scheduled to retire in 2025. Sanjay Arora was named commissioner of the Delhi Police, replacing the previous Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana, an IPS officer from the Gujarat Cadre who retired after nearly 38 years of service.
- Rakesh Asthana, the departing commissioner of the Delhi Police, said that despite his retirement, he still has a strong desire to serve the public and the force.
- The IPS officer from the Gujarat cadre class of 1984 has made some significant reforms to the Delhi Police over the past year, including combining Police Control Room units with police stations and removing law and order from the investigative section.
About Sanjay Arora:
Sanjay Arora was given the chief minister’s gallantry medal for his bravery while leading the Tamil Nadu Police STF, which was established to track down the forest brigand Veerappan. Between 2002 and 2004, he was the police commissioner of Coimbatore. In August of last year, Arora was named Director General of the paramilitary Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). He also served in the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) . His background is in electrical and electronics engineering, with a B.Tech.