Mr. Neeraj Kumar is an IPS officer of the 1976 batch of the AGMUT (Arunachal-Goa-Mizoram and other Union territories) cadre.
He graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi in 1973 following which he joined the Indian Police Services in 1975. He has been an integral part of the niche for combating terrorism and crime in the Indian Police Services.
He began his professional career as the ACP/Chanakya Puri, New Delhi in 1979. Subsequently, he served in Arunachal Pradesh as the Superintendent of Police (Bomdila). He was closely associated with the police and security arrangements for the Asian Games, 1982, the Non Aligned Summit, 1983 followed by the Commonwealth Heads of Govt. Meet. From 1982 to 1993 he served in the Delhi Police as part of various important assignments as Dy. Commissioner of Police/Traffic, Dy. Commissioner of Police/South and Dy. Commissioner of Police/Crime etc. During each of these tenures he made significant contributions in the domains of security and community-service the Pre-Paid Taxi services at the Airport (currently operational), free eye check-up camps for truck drivers, cracked serial crimes etc. He spearheaded the investigations into the 1993 serial blasts of Mumbai.
In the many years of his service, he unearthed a variety of cases involving terrorism, organised crime, economic offences and corruption. His contributions have been duly acknowledged by his counterparts and various appointees of the Government. He was decorated with the President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 1992 and President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 1999. And was also handpicked to be the Conference Secretary for the World Interpol Conference at New Delhi in October, 2012 and represented India at the United Nations Convention on Trans –National Organised Crime in Vienna, Austria.
He is an avid reader, a competitive pistol shooter and enjoys listening to music in his free time.