Sanjay Arora, a 1988-batch Tamil Nadu cadre IPS officer, on Monday took charge as the new Commissioner of Delhi Police.

He was appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday, July 31, 2022. Arora had serving as the Director General of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

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New Delhi: IPS officer Sanjay Arora while taking charge as Delhi Police Commissioner at PHQ headquarters in New Delhi on Monday, August 1, 2022. (Photo: Anupam Gautam/IANS)IANS

A farewell parade for Arora's predecessor Rakesh Asthana was organised at the Parade Ground, new Police Lines, Delhi on Sunday evening.

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Sanjay Arora taking charge as Commissioner of Delhi PoliceIANS

The 61-year-old Asthana, a 1984-batch IPS officer of the Gujarat cadre, was appointed as Police Commissioner of Delhi in July, 2021, just four days before his superannuation. Arora's appointment on Sunday came as Asthana's tenure was set to end on July 31.

(With inputs from IANS)