Age: 59 Years
Wife: Beela Rajesh
Education: M. Phil
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper (partially bald)|
|Service||Indian Police Service (IPS)
|Career Journey||• On 19 August 1990, he started his career as an IPS Officer.
• Throughout his career, he has held numerous significant positions. Some of the notable roles he has undertaken include serving as the Commandant in Tamil Nadu Special Police II Battalion located in Avadi.
• He also held the position of Superintendent of Police (SP) in the Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board situated in Chennai. Additionally, he served as the SP in Thiruvallur district.
• Afterward, he progressed in his career and assumed the responsibilities of Inspector General of Police (IGP) in the Coastal Security Group in Tamil Nadu. He further served as the IGP of Police for the South Zone in Tamil Nadu.
• Later on, he was appointed as the Commissioner of Police for the Chennai Suburban Police. Furthermore, he held the position of Inspector General of Police in the Coastal Security Group in Tamil Nadu once again.
• In 2017, he attained the rank of Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) and was assigned the role of SJ & HR (Social Justice and Human Rights).
• Later, in 2020, he was appointed as the Director General of Police (DGP) in charge of Enforcement. Subsequently, in 2021, he held the position of Special Director General of Tamil Nadu Police, specifically overseeing Law and Order.
• In February 2021, he was suspended on allegations of harassing a junior woman IPS Officer.
|Date of Birth||31 December 1963 (Tuesday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||59 Years|
|Birthplace||Odisha (then-Orissa), India|
|Educational Qualification||• Master's in Arts (M.A.)
• Master's in Philosophy (M. Phil) IPS List
|Controversies||Harassing Junior Women IPS Outlook Livelaw The Indian Express
In February 2021, he held the position of a member in the security team for the then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, who belonged to the AIADMK party. On 21 February 2021, while he was serving as the Special Director General of Police (Special DGP) and traveling to Ulundurpet District in his official car, an unfortunate incident occurred. It was alleged that he harassed a junior woman IPS Officer who was traveling alongside him in the car. These allegations led to his subsequent suspension from duty. The victim lodged a complaint against him at CBCID-North in Villupuram district, accusing him of violating Sections 354A(2), 341, and 506(1) of IPC, as well as Section 4 of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Woman Act, 1998. Subsequently, a committee was established to probe the allegations, and it determined that the charges were valid. Additionally, the victim reported that the Superintendent of Police, Chengalpet, D Kannan, obstructed her from registering the complaint. On 16 June 2023, after a two-year-long trial, Rajesh Das was found guilty of sexual harassment by Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) M Pushparani in Villupuram. The CJM also convicted him under the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Woman (Amendment) Act, 2002. As a result, he was imposed with two fines of Rs 10,000 each and received two concurrent three-year sentences. Subsequently, Rajesh was granted bail in order to file an appeal.
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||Year: 1992|
|Wife/Spouse||Beela Rajesh (IAS)
|Parents||Father- Pranabandhu Das
Mother- Name not known
Some Lesser Known Facts About Rajesh Das
- Rajesh Das is a 1989-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer who was sentenced to three years of imprisonment in June 2023. The conviction was a result of his involvement in sexually harassing a fellow junior woman IPS officer.
- He was brilliant in studies and attained two Master’s degrees before pursuing a career in civil service.
- He and his wife, Beela Rajesh, are considered a power couple as both of them are Civil servants.
- He used to support charity work while working as an IPS Officer.