TAJENDER SINGH Luthra, a 1990 batch AGMUT cadre officer, has been appointed as new Inspector General of Police of Chandigarh.
The transfer was approved by the Joint Cadre Authority of AGMUT cadre during its meeting held in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Luthra, who is currently posted as Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police (PM Security), New Delhi, will replace IGP Rajender Pal Upadhyaya, whose tenure ended on January 30. Upadhyaya had taken charge as the chief of the UT Police Department on January 30, 2013. Now he has been posted in New Delhi.
Luthra has been posted at various locations across the country. He was also part of the security grid of the President, Vice-President and Prime Minister and other VVIPs. While he has also served in Arunachal Pradesh, this senior IPS officer has been awarded police medal for meritorious service.
Apart from supervising the administrative affairs and law and order situation as DIGP, Daman Diu & Dadar & Nagar Haveli, from 2007 to 2009, Luthra has also handled all intelligence matters during his tenure as Joint CP, Special Branch.
On Tuesday, soon after the news appeared that IG Upadhyaya had been shifted to New Delhi, he circulated a message to the UT Police. “Dear colleagues of Chandigarh Police, After 3 years of satisfying tenure, I have been transferred to Delhi Police today. It was extremely satisfying tenure. I will demit my charge as soon as new incumbent arrives. I am thankful for all your hard work and support. It was a privilege to lead a professional force like Chandigarh Police. I am proud of each one of you. May God bless you all,” he said.
“I am happy to go back home. It was great to work with wonderful people of City Beautiful,” Upadhyaya told Chandigarh Newsline.