In Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, the police took action against unruly Kanwariyas who insisted on marching through a Muslim majority area containing a mosque. Reports indicate that the Muslim community was also opposed to the procession. As tensions escalated, the Kanwariya group allegedly played loud DJ music, persisting in their plan to proceed. To restore control, the police resorted to a lathicharge. Following the incident, Senior Superintendent Of Police, IPS Prabhakar Chaudhary, has been transferred to the 32 Police Commissonate in Lucknow. This marks his 30th transfer since joining the force in 2010.

Meet IPS Prabhakar Chaudhary, the Unconventional Officer

IPS Prabhakar Chaudhary, born on 1 January 1984 in Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, is a 2010 batch IPS officer. Unlike many, he follows an old-style of policing adhering strictly to the rulebook, rather than endorsing the encounter culture prevalent in Uttar Pradesh. His approach has often drawn criticism from political leaders who expect him to toe their line. IPS Chaudhary has also set himself apart by breaking away from the VIP culture, surprising many with his simplicity and unique style of conducting surprise inspections.

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His Journey and Achievements

Chaudhary pursued LLB after completing BSc from Allahabad University, where he was an avid reader, dedicating five to six hours daily to his studies. His commitment paid off as he secured 76 percent marks in high school and intermediate exams, and later achieved 61 percent in BSc. He cleared the prestigious civil services exam on his first attempt, earning the title of an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.

Throughout his career, Prabhakar Chaudhary has served in various districts across the state, including Ballia, Bulandshahr, Meerut, Varanasi, and Kanpur. He is renowned for his unwavering discipline and crackdowns on mafia and local gangs. In recognition of his outstanding commitment and selfless public service, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath honored him with the Chief Minister’s police medal on Independence Day last year.