November 2, 2020 6:31:47 am
Former Punjab DGP Chander Kumar Sawhney, a 1955-batch IPS officer, Sunday died at his residence in Chandigarh. He was 90 years previous.
In his lengthy and different innings, Sawhney served in several districts of Punjab — SSP in Narnaul, Bathinda and DIG in Ferozepur and Patiala. He was SP, CBI in Ambala and IG, Punjab Frontier of BSF in Jallandhar. He served as DGP Punjab Police in1983. He retired as chairman of PEPSU Roadways, Patiala in 1990.
A conscientious and dedicated officer, he was recognized for his impeccable probity and integrity. A embellished officer, he had been been conferred with each the President”s Police medal for gallantry and the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service. Presently, he was on the Board of Trustees of Dayal Singh School and Faculty (Karnal).
Sawhney is survived by his spouse Harveen, sons Rajan, a advisor in UK, and Surinder, an architect in Chandigarh, and two daughters — Misba married to IAS officer Sumeet Jerath (Secretary, Division of Official Language, Ministry of Dwelling Affairs), and Shameela married to IAS officer Sanjay Malhotra (Further Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Authorities of India).
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