Gaurav Singh is Superintendent of Police (SP) of Kullu. He is best known for solving cases. Till now he has solved 177 cases. Also, he has known for his strict work ethics. He had taken action against 26 police and home guard officials, out of which 22 were from Lahaul-Spiti and 4 from Baddi. He is a 2013 Batch IPS officer. He is the youngest IPS officer of Himachal Pradesh. He became IPS at the age of 23.



NameGaurav Singh
NicknameNot known
Date of Birth1 July 1990
Age30 years old (as in Jun 2021)
Birth PlaceAgra, Uttar Pradesh
HometownAgra, Uttar Pradesh
MotherKiran Devi
FatherB Singh
Marital StatusNot Known
SchoolNot known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationGraduate
ProfessionIPS
IPS Batch2013
NationalityIndian

Early Life

He was born on 1 July 1990 in Agra. B Singh is his father and Kiran Devi is his mother. From earlier he wanted to became an IPS officer so started preparing for UPSC examination and he got qualified and became youngest IPS officer of Himanchal. He is 2013 batch IPS officer.

Career

After clearing UPSC examination he became 2013 batch IPS officer. Before assuming his duties in Kullu as a SP officer he served as the ASP Shimla, Baddi, Kangra and Solan. When he was posted in Baddi, he worked 20 hours a day. He used to say that work 20 hour and 4 hours of rest is enough.

He is best known for his case solving skill. He is a brave and strict work ethics officer. He has solved many popular cases till now. Till now (26 Jun 2021), he has solved 177 cases.

He is known as Singham of Himanchal. In 2016, Gaurav was posted as the Assistant Superintendent Police, Baddi,when he caught a tempo-truck for allegedly transporting quarry material. The officer slapped a challan worth Rs. 70,000 along with the seizure of two stone crushers and a JCB in the same case.

In 2017, he suspended 18 policemen and four home-guards for unlawful extraction of money from tourist vehicles and trucks at the barriers in the district. The action came following a complaint from an officer of the Indian Army, who was asked to pay Rs. 200 as a bribe at two such barriers.

He has solved many cases like ATM cash theft, chain snatching, and two murder cases, illegal mining etc. In a case he challaned the tipper of  ex-Congress MLA’s wife in relation to illegal mining. He was transferred immediately to Kangra following alleged political pressure from the Doon MLA.

In Jun 2021, he is suspender for slapping security personnel of Chief Minister Jairam Thakur.

Awards –

1. 30 Jun 2017 – Disk Award by DGP Sanjay Kumar.

Controversy

A video went viral that he slapped security personnel of Chief Minister Jiram Thakur on Wednesday (23 Jun 2021). After this incident, he became a national sensation and he was suspended. The incident occurred outside Bhuntar Airport where the Chief Minister had come to welcomefive-dayadkari, Minister, Road Transport & Highway, who is on a five day visit to Kullu.

Reference –

1. https://hindi.news18.com/news/himachal-pradesh/solan-young-and-dynamic-ips-gaurav-singh-takes-charge-of-baddi-sp-1240048.html Retrieved 26 Jun 2021

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