Sanjay Arora is an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the 1988 batch of Tamil Nadu cadre who was appointed as the Commissioner of Police, Delhi on 1 August 2022 after his inter-cadre deputation was approved by MHA. He is the second successive non-AGMUT cadre IPS officer to head the Delhi Police and the third since the Delhi Police Act was passed in 1978. Previously, he served as the Director General of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police.After joining the IPS, he served in various capacities in the Tamil Nadu Police. He was the Superintendent of Police (SP), Special Task Force, where he hunted down the Veerappan gang for which he was awarded the CMs Gallantry Medal for Bravery and Heroic Action.In 1991, Arora played a pivotal role in forming the Special Security Group (SSG), which provided security to the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu during the time when the Tamil militant organization Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was at its peak.
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