First IPS officer of Jammu and Kashmir Police and former Director General of Police TR Kalra today passed away after prolonged illness.
He is survived by wife Veena and sons Ranjeet and Iqbal. An officer of the 1962 batch of the J&K cadre, Kalra during the course of his meritorious career held many important positions.
Starting his career as ASP Jammu, Kalra later held positions of ASP Srinagar, District Police Chief of Rajouri, Poonch, Jammu, AIG Headquarters and Principal Police Training School Udhampur.
While on deputation in the Centre Kalra served in the Bureau of Police Research (BPRND) and Centre Bureau of Investigation (CBI). He also worked on the important desk of Director internal security in the Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi.
Kalra was the founder director of the Police Training College Udhampur where he later laid the foundation of the Sher e Kashmir Police Training Academy. Kalra also served as IGP Prisons, Transport Commissioner and Headquarters and was promoted as Director General of Police during the peak of militancy in the year 1991.
He was cremated this evening at Channi Himmat Cremation Ground. (AGENCIES)