Arun Chakravarthy Takes Charge as IGP Western Range
Mangaluru: J Arun Chakravarthy, who was IGP of Central Range Bangalore, has taken charge as the IGP of Western Range here, on May 30.
J Arun Chakravarthy, an IPS officer of the 1995 batch, took charge as the Western Range Inspector General of Police (IGP) on Monday, May 30 in the presence of several top police officials including the Police Commissioner Chandra Sekhar.
Speaking to mediapersons, Chakravarthy said that this would be one of the most challenging assignments. “I have worked in Raichur and Shimoga, where the situation is similar. This is professionally a good assignment. I was here back in 1996, 1997 when Mangalore and Udupi came under one district. There were challenges then, there are challenges now.”
IGP also said that he has begun assessment of the region and will have a plan of action ready as soon as the assessment is complete.
Chakravarthy was an MA topper in Sociology at Jnana Bharathi Bangalore University. He was selected as a Customs Inspector in 1990 and later, in 1995 was selected for the Indian Police Service. He has worked in several capacities thus far, including being deputed to UN’s Peacekeeping Operations in Eastern Europe (former Yugoslavia). He is also a recipient of the United Nations Medal (2003) for his role in maintaining peace in Eastern Europe and the President’s Police Medal for his meritorious service.