Patna, Septemiber 22
Bihar Director General of Police (DGP) Gupteshwar Pandey on Tuesday took voluntary retirement from service, triggering speculations that the outspoken officer would contest the approaching state Assembly polls.
Pandey’s request looking for voluntary retirement was accepted by Governor Phagu Chauhan, a notification issued by the state dwelling division mentioned.
Director General (Homeguards) SK Singhal has been given extra cost of DGP, ADG (Headquarters) Jitendra Kumar instructed PTI.
Pandey, a 1987 batch IPS officer, was concerned within the investigation of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise by suicide in Mumbai.
He had not too long ago been within the headlines for his stout defence of the Nitish Kumar administration when it was underneath assault from the Shiv Sena-led authorities in Maharashtra over Bihar Police’s probe into the demise of Rajput.
Bihar Assembly election is more likely to be held in October-November.
Pandey had taken untimely retirement to contest the Lok Sabha elections in 2009, however later the state authorities didn’t settle for his VRS software and reinstated him within the service. —PTI