Arun Kumar Sinha, the director of the Special Protection Group (SPG) responsible for the security of the Prime Minister, passed away while undergoing treatment at a hospital 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's appointment 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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