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Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey Of Sushant Rajput Case Fame, Steps Down From Service,May Fight Polls
Pandey graduated from Patna University in Sanskrit and even took his UPSC exam in Sanskrit
Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey Of Sushant Rajput Case Fame, Steps Down From Service
New Delhi: Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey on Tuesday evening took voluntary retirement from service. September 22 was the last working day for the 1987-batch IPS officer.
On late Tuesday evening the Bihar governor approved the request of Pandey seeking VRS from services. Whereas a notification in this regard was also issued by the home department.
Mr. Pandey in all probability will contest assembly polls. He was due to retire in February next year.
Following the VRS of DGP, Director general of Homeguard and Fire services, Sanjiv Kumar Singhal has been given additional charge of the DGP.
Mr. Pandey has been in the news recently. Known for his controversial comment he made it to the headlines and is a talking point on social media in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput case.
Earlier Pandey had taken premature retirement to contests the Lok Sabha election in 2009.
Gupteshwar Pandey, a 1987 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre, reportedly wished to contest from the Buxar Lok Sabha seat on a BJP ticket in 2009.
With the intention of contesting the election, now Bihar DGP opted for the voluntary retirement scheme in March 2009. However, his dream to plunge into electoral politics, did not materialize.
Pandey, nine months after his VRS, requested the Bihar government to allow him to withdraw his resignation.
He was born in 1961 in Geruabandh village in Buxar district of Bihar. Mr Pandey graduated from Patna University in Sanskrit and even took his UPSC exam in Sanskrit.
Pandey served as the SP of several Naxal-affected districts like Aurangabad, Jehanabad, Arwal, Begusarai, and Nalanda, besides being DIG of Munger and Muzaffarpur zone. Later, he became the IG of Muzaffarpur Zone and was DG of Bihar Police (training) before he went on to become the DGP.