SPG Chief Arun Kumar Sinha responsible for PM Modi's security passed away

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Arun Kumar Sinha, director of the Special Protection Group (SPG), responsible for the security of Prime Minister Modi, died at the age of 61 in Gurugram.

An Overview of the News

  • Arun Kumar Sinha was an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the 1987 Kerala cadre.

  • He assumed the role of Director of SPG in March 2016 and was initially appointed on a contract basis, with a tenure of up to May 31, 2024, in the rank and compensation of Director General of Police.

  • His dedication to his responsibilities has resulted in a one-year extension in service till May 31, underlining his commitment to the role.

  • Arun Kumar Sinha had a varied career, serving in various positions in his home cadre state Kerala, and in the Border Security Force (BSF) at the Centre.

Role of SPG:-

  • The Special Protection Group (SPG) was established in 1985.

  • Its primary mission is to protect the Prime Minister of India.

  • SPG has a strength of around 3,000 personnel.

  • It remains a central force in ensuring the security of the country's highest office.

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