Meet Chennai’s new Commissioner Mahesh Kumar

Chennai: ADGP (Operations), Mahesh Kumar Agarwal has been given the charge of the new Commissioner for Greater Chennai Police.

Recently, during the Covid-19 migrant crisis, he played an important role in taking care of migrants. Following this, he was posted as the nodal officer in Chennai’s North Zone to assist Greater Chennai Corporation in containing the spread of Covid-19.

Besides serving as Additional Commissioner of Police (South), Chennai, and Commissioner of Police in Madurai and Tirunelveli, Aggarwal headed the Special Investigation Division of the Crime Branch CID formed to investigate the series of communal murders in which leaders of Hindu organisations were targeted and murdered a few years ago. All the cases were detected, accused arrested and chargesheeted.

He was given the Tamilnadu Chief Minister’s Police Medal for Excellence in Public Service on August 15, 2018. He is also the recipient of the Police Medal for Meritorious Service and Chief Minister’s Medal for Outstanding Devotion to Duty.


NT Bureau