Former J&K governor advisor, K Vijay Kumar appointed senior security advisor in MHA; 67-year-old to be in position for one year from date of taking charge

  • Former advisor to governor of erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, K Vijay Kumar, has been appointed as a senior security advisor in Union home ministry headed by Amit Shah

  • 1975-batch officer of the Indian Police Service will 'advise the ministry on security-related matters', said the order

  • The appointment order was issued by the Union home ministry on 3 December

New Delhi: Former advisor to the governor of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, K Vijay Kumar, has been appointed as a senior security advisor in the Union home ministry headed by Amit Shah, an official order said.

 Former J&K governor advisor, K Vijay Kumar appointed senior security advisor in MHA; 67-year-old to be in position for one year from date of taking charge

File image of K Vijay Kumar. ANI

The 1975-batch officer of the Indian Police Service (IPS) will "advise the ministry on security-related matters of Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected States," the order said.

The appointment order issued by the Union home ministry on 3 December stated that 67-year-old Kumar will be in the position for a period of one year from the date of his taking charge. Kumar has served as the Director-General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Director of the National Police Academy in Hyderabad and his most talked-about stint was as the chief of the Tamil Nadu police special task force that killed forest brigand Veerappan in 2004.

After his retirement from service and as DG, CRPF in 2012, Kumar was appointed as senior security advisor (LWE) in the home ministry then headed by Rajnath Singh.

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Updated Date: Dec 06, 2019 14:31:50 IST