Former Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey joins Nitish Kumar’s Party JDU

Patna: Ahead of Bihar assembly elections, former Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey, who recently took voluntary retirement from service, joined Janata Dal (United) at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s residence on Sunday.

“I was called by CM himself and asked to join. Whatever the party asks me to do, I will do. I don’t understand politics. I am a simple person who has spent his time working for the downtrodden section of society,” Pandey said.

The 1987-batch IPS officer is likely to contest Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha by-election which is expected to be clubbed with the assembly elections in the state next month.

Speculation is also rife that Gupteshwar Pandey might be asked to contest assembly elections from Buxar, his home district.

Gupteshwar Pandey, who has been at the centre of the controversy surrounding the investigation into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, had sparked rumours of joining politics by announcing his retirement on September 23.

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