Bihar's top cop Gupteshwar Pandey who had made headlines during investigation in connection with the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput in Mumbai has now taken the path of religion and spirituality. The1987 batch IPS officer who had taken VRS (Voluntary Retirement Scheme) in September 2020 to contest the Bihar assembly elections has now become a full time preacher of religious scriptures.
The police turned politician turned JDU leader on turning religious preacher said, "There comes a point when you want to know the purpose of life, and in knowing God." Saying that he is no exception, he explained that his only interest lies in God now and this transformation is not sudden.
He further explained, "We think that material achievements will make us happy, but the real happiness lies in God." "I only want to serve God now," he added.
Gupteshwar Pandey had started the week long discourse through virtual mode on Bhagwat Gita from Friday (June 25), according to him, the auspicious day of Jayeshta Shukla Panchami, in Hindu calender. He is now concentrating on teachings of Ram Charit Manas and Bhagwat Gita only.
Pandey who had repeatedly declared last year that he may contest from any constituency in Bihar as people loved him, was disappointed both by JDU and the BJP as he was denied nominations from Buxar, his native district. CM Nitish Kumar had inducted him with great fan fare at JDU office, but later doors of the CM house were shut for the former DGP, who had played the role of an artiste and folk singer to popularise the prohibition campaign of Nitish Kumar by addressing villages, students and teachers in the rural areas.
While Pandey was denied JDU ticket, his batchmate Sunil Kumar was fielded by Nitish Kumar from Bhorey in Gopalganj and even inducted into the Cabinet as excise and prohibition minister.
Pandey was hoping for nomination to the Vidhan Parishad also, but the Chief Minister denied him. When the jumbo sized state executive committee of JDU was announced, his name remained missing.
The former DGP who was popular with the political leaders, has now shut his doors for them and totally devoted to religious scriptures and text books.