IPS officer Arun Kumar Sinha, belonging to the 1987 batch of the Kerala cadre, was recently granted a one-year extension as the Director of the Special Protection Group (SPG).
The Director of the Special Protection Group (SPG), Arun Kumar Sinha, has passed away in a Gurugram hospital. He was 61 years old and had been unwell for some time. Arun Sinha was an IPS officer belonging to the 1987 batch of the Kerala cadre and had recently been granted a service extension.
Arun Kumar Sinha had been serving as the head of the Special Protection Group (SPG) since March 2016. The SPG is responsible for the security of the Prime Minister and former Prime Ministers.
Before his role as the SPG chief, Arun Kumar Sinha held positions as the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) for Traffic and Special Services in Kerala. Following that, he was deputed to the central government. He also served in the Border Security Force (BSF) for a year.
Arun Sinha had previously led a team of approximately 3,000 commandos selected from various police forces across the country.
Jacob Punnoose, the retired Kerala Police Chief, remembered Arun Kumar Sinha as an individual who made several significant contributions to the Kerala Police without seeking any credit. Arun Sinha, a 1987 batch IPS officer hailing from Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, is survived by his wife and two sons.
Arun Kumar Sinha, an IPS officer from the 1987 batch of the Kerala cadre, was originally from Hazaribagh, Jharkhand. His father, Late Mahendra Prasad, had served in the Indian Army. Arun Sinha received his school education from Hindu School, Hazaribagh, and pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from St. Columba’s College, Hazaribagh. In 1987, he was selected for the Indian Police Service (IPS) and was allotted to the Kerala cadre.
During his career, he held various significant positions within the Kerala Police, including serving as Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Inspector General (IG), and Commissioner of Police in Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi. He also served as an Additional Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF) in the Gujarat Frontier from 2009 to 2014 before returning to Kerala.
From March 2016 until his retirement, he served as the Director of the Special Protection Group (SPG), responsible for the security of the Prime Minister and former Prime Ministers. Arun Kumar Sinha’s tenure was marked by dedicated service and commitment to his responsibilities.