K Vijay Kumar, a retired IPS officer is famously known for his involvement in the Mission Cocoon 2004 which involved the encounter of Veerappan, the operation was led by him. Kumar is famously known for his anti-Naxal skills and has a enormous experience in jungle warfare and security detail.
He has been appointed as an advisor after J&K was pronounced to be under Governor’s rule this Wednesday, NN Vohra is the governor of the state after BJP decided to end its alliance with the PDP.
Vijay Kumar joined the India Police Service as an Assistant Superintendent in Trichy on 10th Nov 1975. He served as a Superintendent of Police in Dharmapuri and later at Salem.
He also worked in the Elite Special Protection Group (SPG) with former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. He is known to deal with the bus conductors and drivers strike firmly. He along with Sanjay Arora established the Special Security Group to provide security. He was posted as the 1st ever Insp General of Police in south TN after he handled the caste clashes sanely.
Kumar was the senior security adviser to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs until now.
‘I would not like to say much at this point, except that I look forward to working under the Governor and the great teams and assets already in place in Jammu and Kashmir’, said Kumar
He is a 1975 batch IPS of TN and has served as an Insp General of BSF in the Kashmir Valley during the time when BSF was intensely countering the militants in the state.
Vijaykumar became popular among the people of TN after successfully terminating the sandalwood smuggler Veerappan, the 65-year-old was later appointed as Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), following the deaths of 75 personnel by militants in the district of Dantewada, Chattisgarh.