G. Sampath Kumar (IPS) Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Religion: Hinduism
Hometown: Virudhunagar
Age: 60 Years

G. Sampath Kumar

Other nameSampath Kumar.g [1]LinkedIn - Sampath Kumar.g
ProfessionRetired Indian Police Services (IPS) Officer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & pepper
CadreTamil Nadu
Year of Allotment2003
Career Journey1991: Selected for the Tamil Nadu Police through the TNPSC (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission) Group-I Recruitment
16 December 1991: Appointed as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP or Dy. SP)
2004: Given a double promotion and appointed as Additional Superintendent of Police and then as Superintendent of Police
13 March 2012: Promoted to the rank of an IPS (Indian Police Services) Officer
2009-2015: Motor Vehicle Inspector in the Transport Department of Tamil Nadu police, also underwent training under National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM)
2013: Posted as a Superintendent in the Q Branch of the Tamil Nadu CID
February 2014: Suspended from service
March 2018: Reinstated as Commandant at the Tamil Nadu Special Police III Batallion, Veerapuram
30 June 2017: Became the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Welfare
2 June 2021: Promoted to the position of Inspector General of Police (IG), Welfare
2023: Retired from the Indian Police Services
AwardsSpecial Duty Medal in 2019
Personal Life
Date of Birth6 May 1963 (Monday)
Age (as of 2023)60 Years
BirthplaceVirudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac signTaurus
SchoolBishop Corrie Higher Secondary School, Chennai
College/University• Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai
• St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli
• Bharathiar School of Management & Entrepreneur Development, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Educational Qualification• Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physics (Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College)
• Master Of Social Dynamics (M.S.D) (St. Joseph's College)
• Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Bharathiar School of Management & Entrepreneur Development) [2]LinkedIn - Sampath Kumar.g
ReligionHinduism [3]WordPress
ControversyIPL Fixing & Betting [4]WordPress [5]The Hindu
G. Sampath Kumar was investigating a fake passport case in May 2013 when he came across some evidence which pointed towards fixing and betting in the Indian Premier League (IPL).He was posted as the Superintendent of Police, Q Branch CID (Internal Security) at that time. Sampath allegedly found out that a network of bookies was doing spot fixing and betting to make illegal profits. He reportedly found that many businessmen and cricketers such as Kitty aka Utham Jain, Hotelier Vikram Agarwal, owner of Hotel Raddison Blu, his wife Vandana Agarwal, Gurunath Meiyappan and his wife Rupa, M S Dhoni, and Suresh Raina were also involved in fixing and betting. Later, it was alleged that Mahendra Singh Ranka, a financier, bribed Sampath with Rs 60 lakhs after which Sampath was suspended. MS Dhoni, India's World Cup winning captain, filed a contempt of court case against Sampath and asked him to not say anything against him and the courts in the public. Dhoni filed that Sampath breached the code of ethics of the Supreme Court of India and Madras High Court. Sampath's suspension was revoked in 2018. On 15 December 2023, Sampath was given a 15 days prison sentence by Madras High Court.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseName Not Known
ChildrenNames Not Known
ParentsFather- K. Guruswamy
Mother- Name Not Known

Some Lesser Known Facts About G. Sampath Kumar

  • G. Sampath Kumar is a retired Indian Police Services (IPS) Officer. He made headlines in 2023 after he was sentenced to 15 days in jail after a contempt of case filed by former Indian captain MS Dhoni.
  • He served in Tamil Nadu police for more than 3 decades before retiring in 2023.

    G. Sampath Kumar while serving as an IPS Officer

    G. Sampath Kumar while serving as an IPS Officer

  • He came to prominence for probing the IPL fixing and betting in 2013 and 2014. [6]The Hindu

    G. Sampath Kumar when he was investigating IPL Fixing case

    G. Sampath Kumar when he was investigating the IPL Fixing case

  • G. Sampath Kumar loves watching cricket during his free time.
  • He rarely posts his photos on social media and does not reveal any details about his personal life in public.