Sharad Kumar

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For the Indian high jumper, see Sharad Kumar (athlete). For the politician, see Sharad Chauhan.
Sharad Kumar
Born (1955-10-28) 28 October 1955 (age 60)
Nationality Indian
Education Bachelor of Science
Occupation Bureaucrat
Years active 1979 - Current
Employer Government of India
Organization Indian Police Service

Sharad Kumar is a former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, who was Director General (DG) of National Investigation Agency. [1] On superannuation he was employed, in the same post, on contract for period of one year. As a contractor, he is not bound by the All India Service rule norms. [2]

Background and education[edit]

Sharad Kumar is a Graduate in Science (B.Sc.). Kumar was born in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.


Kumar joined the Haryana cadre of the Indian Police Service in 1979. His previous post was director general (prisons) in Haryana. Kumar was posted as DSP in Gurgaon, Ambala and Rohtak. He remained the Inspector General of Police, Rohtak range for nearly three years and was promoted to the rank of Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) in November, 2007. Kumar was deployed to the Central Bureau of Investigation from July 1991 to July 1999 as SP and DIG.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sharad Kumar is new NIA chief". Hindustan Times. 31 July 2013. 
    "Sharad Kumar to be new National Investigation Agency chief". NDTV. 30 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Bal Hartosh Singh, The Media: Bought and Sold, TheCitizen, June 03, 2016,