Retired Indian Police Service officer Arun Bhagat, who was the director of the Indian intelligence agency Intelligence Bureau, passed away here in Delhi on Sunday. Shri Bhagat has also been the Commissioner of Delhi Police and Chief of Border Security Force. Mr. Bhagat was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi. Cardiac arrest became the cause of Shri Bhagat’s death. was cremated with police honors at the Lodhi Road crematorium in Delhi.
Arun Bhagat, a 1961 batch officer of the Union Territory cadre (UT cadre) of the Indian Police Service, was cremated with police honors at the Lodhi Road crematorium in Delhi.
Mr. Bhagat held responsibilities on many important posts before becoming the Top Cop of India i.e. IB Chief. IPS Arun Bhagat was the eighth Police Commissioner of the country’s capital Delhi. He commanded Delhi Police from December 1990 to February 1992.
This was the period when Delhi was facing many challenges at the law and Order front. Apart from activities of dreaded criminal gangs many terrorist outfits were also targeting the Capital. Apart from Pro-Khalistan terrorist outfits Pakistan supported Kashmiri terrorists were also indulging in their nefarious activities. After the incident of kidnapping of Romanian diplomat Liviu Rado in Delhi, Mr. Bhagat was removed from the post of the Police Commissioner.
Arun Bhagat was also the Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF), the largest police force managing border security. He worked as Additional Director in the Central Bureau of Investigation as well in Research and Analysis (RAW).
Even after his retirement , Mr. Bhagat was very much active. He was a member of the Rebeiro Committee on Police Reforms and the National Security Council Advisory Board. Mr. Bhagat has been National Consultant to UNDP, India and International consultant to the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva.