Top IPS Officer Anand Mishra Announces Resignation for Pursuit of Social Goals

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Wednesday, December 27, 2023
Top IPS Officer Anand Mishra Announces Resignation for Pursuit of Social Goals
IPS Officer Anand Mishra Bids Farewell to Indian Police Service
In a heartfelt letter addressed to the Chief Secretary of the Government of Assam, Anand Mishra, a distinguished member of the Indian Police Service (IPS) from the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, officially submitted his resignation from the service, effective 16th January 2024. The move comes as Mishra expresses his desire to embark on a path of freedom and independence, dedicated to various social services and pursuits beyond the scope of the IPS mandate.

Anand Mishra, a 2011 RR batch IPS officer, currently serving as the Superintendent of Police in Lakhimpur, Assam, cited personal and social goals as the primary reasons for his resignation. The letter, dated 18/12/2023, not only tendered his resignation but also appealed for the expeditious acceptance of the same, along with the clearance of any financial dues accrued during his dedicated service.

An Officer with a Storied Career

Prior to his resignation, Anand Mishra was involved in a significant assignment, as indicated by a governor's notification. He, along with Superintendent of Police (Border-II) APS Randeep Kumar Baruah, had been entrusted by the Assam police to aid the Government of Manipur in investigating cases related to the Manipur violence. This directive was in adherence to the Supreme Court of India's instructions in a judgment dated August 7, 2023, emphasizing their roles in Special Leave Petition (SLP) Civil Diary No. 19206 of 2023.

IPS Mishra, recognized for his unwavering commitment to combating issues such as the state's drug menace, cattle smuggling, and robbery, holds a distinguished reputation. His significant online following is a testament to his impact, while his down-to-earth demeanor has earned him widespread admiration from the local population.

The IPS officer's popularity skyrocketed when he was swiftly transferred from Dhubri to Nagaon, making him an overnight sensation and leaving an indelible mark on the communities he served.

As Anand Mishra bids adieu to the Indian Police Service, his legacy of service and dedication to public welfare continues to resonate. The acceptance of his resignation awaits official confirmation, marking the end of an era for Lakhimpur and the Assam-Meghalaya cadre.