Did you know?
Rishi Raj Singh, the Supercop (IPS Officer 1985 cadre) who collected 35 crores from powerful businessmen and politicians as fine for power theft in Kerala.
#HatsOff to his courage and determination to take on the powerful people and help restore people’s faith in Law and Order department. This IPS Officer is one in a million who got transferred to many departments and every department he was transferred to, he pulled out the corruption which had deep settled deeply.
Here are some achievements of this Brave Officer:
* Singh has upset several powerful businessmen and politicians with surprise raids against power theft. Kerala State Electricity Board vigilance squads have imposed fines of Rs 35 crore on business houses, politicians and others.
* As transport commissioner he had put road safety on top on the agenda, given Kerala’s high accident rate. Although speed control devices have been mandatory for all heavy vehicles registered in Kerala for a decade, it was Singh who got his department to ensure that all passenger buses, known as killers, installed those devices.
* Singh stressed compulsory helmets for two-wheeler riders and seat belts for front seat occupants in cars. This led to actor Mohanlal lauding him as a hero. “Rishi Raj Singh shines as the real star and I expect this to be an inspiration for many others.’’
* He had wanted to make seat belts mandatory after Union minister Gopinath Munde died in a car accident while sitting in the rear without a belt. Singh’s idea is said to have upset Transport Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishan.
* Singh was one of three officers handpicked by VS (then KerL CM) to lead a demolition drive against encroachment in Munnar Hills. While bulldozers razed illegal buildings, the mustachioed IPS officer stood guard.
* In 2004, as IG in charge of traffic, he launched a sting operation on highway police, then notorious for taking bribes from motorists. Wearing a lungi, he would travel in a truck as a crew member. Policemen who could not recognise him and took a bribe would be caught red-handed.
* In the CBI, he supervised the probe into the Adarsh housing scam and unearthed a recruitment racket in National Defence Academy and graft in Canteen Store Department in Mumbai.
* In 2012, after the CBI submitted a chargesheet in the Adarsh scam, Singh, then joint director in Mumbai, was shifted to the economic offences wing. He worked briefly in the anti-corruption unit in Bhopal before returning to Kerala in 2013.
We share stories of police not doing their duty and licking politicians feet, but we do not share story of people who stand firm against the power houses for the right reasons and be Inspiration to many.
Hope this IPS Officer will reinstate your faith in Police department. Please share this post and make it a point that people with good intention and courage will be supported and honored by Youth of the country.
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