The Indian Police Service is a job like none other. An IPS Officer is mainly accountable for keeping law and order as well as to deal with criminals, managing traffic, accidents, inspecting smuggling, drug and human trafficking, maintaining border security, averting terrorism, keeping an eye on cyber-crimes and etc. IPS officer also lead intelligence agencies and paramilitary forces. With so much of responsibilities on their shoulder, IPS Officers should have to be alert and ready for any eventuality that would even require giving up their life at any moment. Here are the real life superheroes who are just ordinary people but did extraordinary things and some of them gave up their lives fighting for us and to make the country a safer place.
Narendra Kumar joined IPS in 2009. He was posted in in Bihar and Ujjain before joining office in Morena, Madhya Pradesh in early 2012. He was actively involved in arresting criminals impeached in mining scams. He was run over by a tractor carrying illegally mined stones and was killed allegedly by members of the mining mafia in March 2012, after he tried to stop it. His murder by the mining mafia created a debate on corruption in India.
Dr. Nazrull Islam
Dr. Nazrull Islam a former IPS officer from 1981 batch hails from a small town in West Bengal.He is celebrated as a civil servant who has worked meticulously to fight corrupt practices by ministers and other government officials. He is an award-winning Bengali writer and has endorsed education in remote areas of the state by his own money to many charitable institutions. He has also founded various educational establishments. His frank opinion about the politicians has earned him their furies.
Kiran Bedi is the first woman to become IPS Officer. She is one of the most popular civil servants of India who fought against exploitation of women and drug abuse and aided several campaigns for the same. Some of her remarkable activities are the favourable practices she took for the prison inmates in Tihar Jail, tackling other crimes rampant in Delhi, dealing with illegal liquor trafficking. She also won Ramon Magsaysay Award for her revolutionary and modern approach.
Shivdeep Waman Lande
Shivdeep Waman Lande is an IPS Officer of 2006 Batch who currently serves as S.P for STF (Special Task Force) in Patna, Bihar. He was posted as the Superintendent of Police in Araria, Purnia and Jamalpur districts of Bihar in the past. He was also the SP of Patna (Central Region), where he was quite popular. He arrested many criminals from fake cosmetic sellers to medicine mafia. He took strict action against eve-teasers and became a hero among young girls of the cities. In just 10 months as an SP, he not only curbed medicine mafia, illegal wine shops but also imposed strict traffic laws and won hearts of many with his devotion and selfless service.
Ajit Kumar Doval
Doval joined the IPS in 1968 in the Kerala cadre. He was actively involved in anti-insurgency operations in Mizoram,Punjab.Doval is known as India’s Sherlock Holmes or James Bond. Today, he is India’s National Security Advisor. He has successfully accomplished various missions and is the first cop to get the gallantry award Kirti Chakra, which was only reserved for the Army. He has worked as an undercover agent in Pakistan and played a vital role by disguising himself as an ISI agent and passing information to the army when the Golden Temple in Amritsar was captured by Khalistani militants. We salute all the real life superheroes who strived and some still endeavour every day to protect us and make our country a better and safer place.