Zero tolerance with Crime and Criminals-SP Kantesh

Zero tolerance with Crime and Criminals-SP Kantesh

New SP to tackle old challenges

A 34 year old and the 2015-batch IPS officer, had master decree in police management after cracking UPSC two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015 batch with 103 and 138 rank, who hails from Bihar’s nondescript village of Bhojpur district “ Mahuawa”. Mishra, a cop of Bihar cadre is said to live the two life simultaneously . His literary temperament is quite different from being a police officer yet.

Sagar Suraj

MOTIHARI: Kitna Vichitra hai, Kisi Gav ka bililin ho jana, Dhire-dhire sab diwaron ka dhah jana,Yaha se jaha tak sambhav ho dekhna, Har chhaw ke Madhya, Yahi kisi kon par, Tha Wah gav (How strange dissolution of a village , slowly falling down all the walls, See as far as possible from here!, between every shadow, here at some point, That was the village).

The above few lines taken out from a number of poems in ‘Magadh Sa mann’ a book penned down  by IPS Kantesh Kumar Mishra is itself a strong testimony of unparalleled ‘unrest and ructions’ within Mishra for the society and its well being.


On December 3, he joined in Motihari as the superintendent of police in East champaran district. He replaces IPS Dr Kumar Ashish, who has been transferred as rail SP.  Mishra will have to tackle multi-fold challenges ranging from white coloured “Land Grabbers”, organized crimes like bike theft and CSP Banks loot, liquor traders as well as cross borders crimes on open indo-Nepal border.   

 He will have also to tackle some of his corrupt police officers posted in the district police as well who at times backs these anti-social elements specially in land related disputes which is order of the day leading to deadly violence and at times murders too.  

 Meanwhile, outgoing police SP Dr Kumar Ashish had initiated a number of citizen centric programmes and widely expanded his public outreach initiatives through extensive use of technology and modernizing drives during his tenure. Dr Ashish’s “Operation Prahar” yielded arresting of hundreds of warranties and liquor traders but his soft stands with the officials allegedly involved in corrupt practices somewhat defaced his excellent citizen-centric initiatives.

Known for his soft-spoken nature, the IPS Kantesh Kumar Mishra came into limelight after he launched a crackdown on CPI(M) (Maoist) in Aurangabad few weeks ago and also for his book- “Magadh Sa Man”, which he wrote at the time of quarantine being infected with covid virus. In Operation against Naxals, he managed to recover a cane improvised explosive device and a huge catchy of deadly arms. DG CRPF conferred commendation awards for his grand and heroic success.

Senior advocate cum co-chairman of state bar council Rajeev Dwivedi  said, “The new SP must improve basic policing and constables must be seen on roads. Land mafia has emerged as a single largest threat in Motihari and its adjoining areas. Special attention must be paid to women’s security and safety. Property Cell must be formed and strengthened and men in uniform found involved in corrupt practices must be punished” he said.

While interacting with journalists, he said he has zero tolerance with crime and criminals.


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