April 26, 2021 6:18:50 am
Former Sahasthra Seema Bal chief Arun Chaudhary died of Covid on Sunday. He was 66.
A 1977-batch IPS officer of the Bihar cadre, Chaudhary served for nearly two decades in the Intelligence Bureau (IB) where he headed the Jammu and Kashmir desk. Given his long stint in the region during the peak of Valley militancy he was once also tipped to become the chief of the Intelligence Bureau.
In his early service days, he served in various positions in his cadre state and also had a stint with the Central Industrial Security Force, where he headed its airport security unit. In December 2012, he was appointed director general of the SSB and retired from service on April 30, 2014.
The SSB condoled his death on social media, saying it was “saddened by the untimely demise of Chaudhary”.
“His contribution to the nation and SSB cannot be forgotten,” it tweeted. “SSB stands by his family in this period of grief and sorrow and prays to the almighty that the departed soul may rest in peace.”
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