F. V. Arul

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F. V. Arul
2nd Director of Central Bureau of Investigation
In office
31 May 1968 – 6 May 1971
Preceded by D. P. Kohli
Succeeded by D. Sen
Personal details
Born Frederick Victor Arul
24 November 1917
Vazhayadi, Nazareth[1]
Died June 15, 2006(2006-06-15) (aged 88)
Chennai, India
Spouse(s) Famel
Children Michael
Alma mater Loyola College
Occupation former director of Central Bureau of Investigation

Frederick Victor Arul was a high-ranking Indian police officer and former director of Central Bureau of Investigation from Yangon.[2] His native place was from a small village Sundankottai in Thoothukudi district

Early life and education[edit]

Arul was born on 24 November 1917 in Vazhayadi, Nazareth . He was educated at Loyola College and Madras Christian College in Chennai.[3]

Tamil Nadu police[edit]

He began his career in 1938 in the Andhra region of erstwhile Madras State. He served as a DSP, SDPO, ASP and Senior Superintendent in the districts of West Godavari, Kadapa district, Tiruchirappalli district and Prakasam district. He also commanded several Armed Police battalions. He served as Deputy Inspector-General of Police in the then Tamil Nadu Criminal Investigation Department (CID), DIG of Madurai Range, and then the IG of Southern Tamil Nadu .[4] He also served as the Police Commissioner of Madras City for two terms, the first being from 1956 to 1959.[5]

Central Bureau of Investigation[edit]

He served as the Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation from 31 May 1968 to 6 May 1971.[6] He also became the first Indian to become the Vice-President of Interpol during his time in CBI serving in the Executive Committee of the Interpol as Vice-President for Asia in the 1970s.[7]