Ashwani Kumar (police officer)

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Ashwani Kumar (15 November 1950 – 7 October 2020) was an IPS officer who served as Governor of the Indian state of Nagaland,[2] and briefly as Governor of Manipur during 2013.[3]

Ashwani Kumar
The Governor of Nagaland, Shri Ashwani Kumar calling on the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi on June 20, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Governor of Nagaland
In office
21 March 2013 – 27 June 2014
Preceded byNikhil Kumar
Succeeded byKrishan Kant Paul
Governor of Manipur
In office
29 July 2013 – 23 December 2013
Preceded byGurbachan Jagat
Succeeded byVinod Duggal
Director, CBI
In office
2 August 2008 – 30 November 2010
Preceded byVijay Shankar
Succeeded byA P Singh
DGP, Himachal Pradesh
In office
August 2006 – July 2008
Personal details
Born(1950-11-15)15 November 1950
Nahan, Himachal Pradesh
Died7 October 2020(2020-10-07) (aged 69)
Broakhost, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Cause of deathSucide by Hanging
Spouse(s)Chandak A.K.
ChildrenAbhishek A.K.[1]
Alma materHimachal Pradesh University, National Defence College, Rashtriya Indian Military College
WebsiteOfficial Website

He was the DGP of Himachal Pradesh from August 2006 to July 2008[4] and was the Director of CBI between 2 August 2008 and 30 November 2010.[5][6] As CBI chief, he had investigated the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case and arrested Amit Shah in 2010.[7]


Ashwani Kumar allegedly committed suicide on 7 October 2020 hanging himself at his residence in Brockhurst in Shimla. Sources said that he was suffering from depression for some time.[8]


  1. ^ "Life well-spent, according to spiritual values: Former CBI Director". 2012. Archived from the original on 14 August 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013. my son Abhishek
  2. ^ "Ex-CBI Director Ashwani Kumar appointed Nagaland Governor, S C Jamir in Odisha : North, News - India Today". 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013. A 1963-batch IPS officer, 72-year-old Kumar was appointed as Governor of Nagaland
  3. ^ "Ashwani Kumar sworn in as Governor of Manipur". 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013. Ashwani Kumar, the Governor of Nagaland was sworn in as the Governor of Manipur on Monday in a simple but impressive function at Raj Bhavan.
  4. ^ "Himachal DGP Ashwani Kumar is new CBI Director - Times Of India". 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2013. Kumar, a 1973 batch IPS officer who is now the DGP of Himachal Pradesh,
  5. ^ "Central Bureau Of Investigation". 2013. Archived from the original on 24 September 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2013. Shri Ashwani Kumar 02/08/08-30/11/10
  6. ^ Chauhan, Neeraj (2010). "CBI chief Ashwani Kumar gets 4-month extension - Indian Express". Retrieved 11 June 2013. Kumar had been appointed to the post on August 2, 2008
  7. ^ Hindustan Times
  8. ^ Service, Tribune News. "Former Nagaland Governor and ex-DGP of Himachal Ashwani Kumar commits suicide". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
Government offices
Preceded by
Nikhil Kumar
Governor of Nagaland
March 2013 – June 2014
Succeeded by
Krishan Kant Paul
Preceded by
Gurbachan Jagat
Governor of Manipur
July – December 2013
Succeeded by
Vinod Duggal