It is difficult to picture a tough Singham-like supercop as a helpless angry child traumatized by his father’s drug addiction. It is not common for our men in uniform to expose their human side. But Bihar’s supercop, known for his integrity didn’t shy away from sharing his story and being vulnerable before his audience at his book launch event on Sunday.
IPS officer Shivdeep Lande made a sensational statement during the launch of his memoir “Women Behind The Lion” in Patna on Sunday. The officer revealed that in his childhood he wanted to kill his father, who was a drug addict. Lande, a 2006 batch Bihar cadre IPS officer, is currently deployed as Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Kosi range of Bihar. During the event, he shared the difficulties he faced as a child and how he overcame them with the help of his mother.
“I used to get very angry about the condition of my family in childhood. Once I even thought of killing my father. My father was a government employee but he was addicted to drugs and due to this our family suffered. After the loss of my father’s job, the situation of the family further deteriorated. My mother, however, didn’t give up and took over the responsibilities of our family. She is a role model for me and my sisters.” the officer said.
Lande said that he comes from a humble background and attributed his success to his mother. “It was my mother who helped and inspired me during my engineering studies and my journey as an IPS officer,” he said.
During his illustrious career as an IPS officer, Lande had won accolades as the city SP of Patna. He began as a police officer from Munger where he was posted as the ASP of Jamalpur. His working style is widely popular and admired by the people of Bihar.
Shivdeep has returned to his home cadre Bihar from his interstate deputation in Maharastra as the DIG of the anti-terrorism squad of the Mumbai police. Currently, he is serving as the (DIG) Deputy Inspector General Kosi range of Bihar.