K Vijay Kumar (Retd IPS:1975:TN) has been appointed as the first Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir.
K Vijay Kumar, IPS is a retired IPS officer. He was the Chief of the Special Task Force of Tamil Nadu that was involved in the death of the Veerappan during Operation Cocoon of 2004.
Previously he was chosen to head the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad and later served as DG, CRPF DG and post retirement he served as Senior Adviser to Home Ministry for the Left Wing Extremism areas.
Presently, he is the advisor to Governor of J&K with Home, Forest, Ecology & Environment, Health & Medical Education, Youth Services & Sports, Hospitality & Protocol, Civil Aviation, Estates and Information portfolios.