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SPG chief and senior most IPS Arun Kumar Sinha loses battle to cancer

, the director of the Special Protection Group (SPG) responsible for the security of the Prime Minister, passed away while undergoing treatment at a in Gurgaon on Wednesday morning.

The 61-year-old, who was given a one-year extension as SPG director, has been battling cancer for about a year.

Sinha, a 1987 IPS batch officer of Kerala cadre, was at the helm of SPG since 2016 when he came for . He was earlier working as ADGP in the state .

Sinha's brought stability in the top echelons of the SPG, which saw three police officers being appointed to head the elite wing since IPS officer Durga Prasad was moved out as its head in 2014.

In his home cadre, Sinha handled key portfolios such as Thiruvananthapuram City Commissioner, Thiruvananthapuram Range IG, Intelligence IG and Headquarters IG.

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