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

G. Sampath Kumar

G. Sampath Kumar is a retired Indian Police Services (IPS) Officer who made headlines for investigating the IPL betting and fixing case and was jailed for 15 days in MS Dhoni’s contempt of court case.


G. Sampath Kumar aka Sampath Kumar.g [1]LinkedIn – Sampath Kumar.g was born on Monday, 6 May 1963 (age 60 years; as of 2023) in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India. His zodiac sign is Taurus. He studied at the Bishop Corrie Higher Secondary School, Chennai. He later pursued a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Physics at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai. He later pursued a Master Of Social Dynamics (M.S.D) degree at St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli. He later pursued a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at Bharathiar School of Management & Entrepreneur Development, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. [2]LinkedIn – Sampath Kumar.g

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Weight (approx.): 65 kg

Hair Colour: Salt & pepper

Eye Colour: Black


Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is K. Guruswamy.

Wife & Children

There is not much information about his wife and children.


He follows Hinduism. [3]WordPress


In 1991, G. Sampath Kumar was selected for the Tamil Nadu Police and appointed as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP or Dy. SP) on 16 December 1991 through the TNPSC (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission) Group-I Recruitment. [4]IPS In 2004, he was given a double promotion and was appointed as Additional Superintendent of Police and then as Superintendent of Police.

G. Sampath Kumar before he was appointed an IPS Officer

G. Sampath Kumar before he was appointed an IPS Officer

On 13 March 2012, he was promoted to the rank of an IPS (Indian Police Services) Officer; however, he was named in the select list of 2009, and the year of allotment was revised to 2004 from 2003 in the Tamil Nadu cadre. [5]Civil List While working as a Motor Vehicle Inspector in the Transport Department of Tamil Nadu police, he also received training from the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) from 2009 to 2015. [6]NIDM In 2013, he was posted as a Superintendent in the Q Branch of the Tamil Nadu CID. In February 2014, he was suspended from service and reinstated in March 2018 as Commandant atΒ the Tamil Nadu Special Police III Batallion, Veerapuram. On 30 June 2017, he became the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Welfare. [7]Tamil Nadu Police On 2 June 2021, he was promoted to the position of Inspector General of Police (IG), Welfare. [8]Tamil Nadu Police In 2023, he retired from the Indian Police Services.


IPL Betting Probe

In May 2013, G. Sampath Kumar was investigating fake passport cases when he was posted as the Superintendent of Police, Q Branch CID (Internal Security). He found out about alleged spot-fixing being done in the Indian Premier League (IPL) by a network of bookies. G. Sampath Kumar alleged that several businessmen and players were involved in fixing and betting which included 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. It was later alleged that G. Sampath Kumar took a bribe of around Rs 60 lakhs from a financier named Mahendra Singh Ranka, and Kumar was suspended from the service in 2014.

G. Sampath Kumar when he was investigating IPL Fixing case

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

He also alleged that the former Indian World Cup-winning captain M S Dhoni was involved in spot-fixing and also held several other positions that conflicted with his position as the Indian captain. Dhoni filed a case against G. Sampath Kumar in 2014 for contempt of court and giving statements against the Supreme Court of India and Madras High Court. In 2018, Kumar’s suspension was revoked by the Tamil Nadu Home Department. [9]WordPressΒ  On 15 December 2023, G. Sampath Kumar was sentenced to 15 days in prison in the case filed by M S Dhoni. [10]The Hindu


  • Special Duty Medal in 2019


  • G. Sampath Kumar has been a cricket lover since his younger days.
  • He keeps his personal life very private and rarely posts any photos on social media.

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