Is DGP Gupteshwar Pandey’s Retirement A Politically Motivated Decision?

Speculations are rife that Pandey is set to contest the upcoming Bihar assembly polls. Was the Bihar police’s role in the Sushant case a well-engineered political strategy by the state then?

Raghav N

September 24, 2020

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Bihar Director General of Police (DGP) Gupteshwar Pandey was one of the most outspoken voices a few months back, demanding for justice for late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The senior police officer is in the news again for taking a sudden voluntary retirement from his service (VRS).

With rumours rife that Pandey is set to contest in the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls, three panelists spoke to a channel exclusively and debated if the Indian Police Service (IPS) is politicised.

Satish Maneshinde, actress Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer said that the focus has shifted from justice for Sushant to justice for Gupteshwar Pandey. Further adding that the Mumbai Police’s investigations were up to the mark in the Kedarnath actor’s death probe, he said that the Patna Police came into the picture unnecessarily.

Former Mumbai Police Commissioner, MN Singh called the IPS officer a politician in uniform and said that he wasn’t surprised about the retired DGP’s political ambitions.

Janata Dal United (JD(U)) leader Ajay Alok however had a different point of view. He criticised the Mumbai authorities for the poor treatment of the Bihar team in Mumbai. He also clarified that Pandey had applied for his VRS more than a month back.

There are speculations that Gupteshwar Pandey has been inducted into the JDU and will contest for the elections from Buxar in Bihar.

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