Bihar’s maverick Director General of Police (DGP) Gupteshwar Pandey IPS who took voluntary retirement on Tuesday is expected to join the ruling party Janata Dal (United) soon and contest the upcoming state elections. Super Cop Pandey may be expected to contest the by-poll from Valmiki Nagar in Lok Sabha which is scheduled along with the Bihar Assembly elections in November 2020. The Lok Sabha seat is vacant after the death of JD(U) MP Baidyanath Prasad Mahato in February 2020. Many speculate that the 1987 batch IPS officer may contest Bihar Assembly elections from the Buxar region. Some say Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may use popular Pandey’s services for the campaign in the State and accommodate him in the Vidhan Sabha.
Gupteshwar Pandey’s popularity reached its peak when he ordered to register a case in the actor Sushant Singh’s mysterious death challenging the Mumbai Police and sending Bihar cops to Mumbai. Pandey who is considered as a favourite of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar literally collapsed the Mumbai Police by handing over the probe to CBI. Controversial Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh was pushed down by the maverick strategies of Gupteshwar Pandey. Super Cop Pandey has always been on the popular side as a political enthusiast. His mind was always in political affairs and polity and always interacts with media. His famous statement to media is: “Here no criminal dare to come because they know Bihar DGP is Gupteshwar Pandey!”
In 2009, he left the police service in a bid to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Buxar. He was expected to be the BJP candidate but was denied at the last minute. Bihar Chief Minister took him back in service on special provisions, which are rarely used. On Tuesday evening, hours after leaving service, a music video terming Gupteshwar Pandey as ‘Robin Hood of Bihar’ is now capturing lakhs of eyeballs:
Soon after leaving, Gupteshwar Pandey has become double active in Twitter with more than 2.6 lakh followers, by changing his attire as a politician:
— IPS Gupteshwar Pandey (@ips_gupteshwar) September 22, 2020
As that full video is available only through login.
Former Bihar DGP #GupteshwarPandey in his new avatar!
A music video on him released mins after his VRS was approved calls him “Robinhood Bihar ke” and “Janta ka Hero.” pic.twitter.com/XrVNaZHkau
— Marya Shakil (@maryashakil) September 23, 2020
Many journalists also uploaded the music video’s short version.
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