IPS officer Sanjay Singh granted voluntary retirement by Odisha government

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Bhubaneswar, (Reporterspen), April 18: The Odisha government has approved IPS officer Sanjay Kumar Singh’s request for voluntary retirement, concluding his tenure overseeing the investigation into the Aryan Khan drugs case. As per a notification from the Home department, Singh submitted his retirement application on February 2, effective from April 30, with the three-month notice period waived.

Singh, honored with the President’s Police Medal for distinguished service this year, belongs to the 1996 batch of officers and has served as Deputy Director General of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) since January 2021. Notably, he led the special investigation team that assumed control of the cruise drug case from NCB Mumbai, led by Sameer Wankhede, in November 2021. Aryan Khan, implicated in the case, was subsequently acquitted.

Having held various positions within the Odisha Police and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Singh’s career includes serving as Additional Director General (ADG) leading the Drug Task Force (DTF) of the Odisha Police before joining the NCB. He also served as Deputy Inspector General (DIG) at the CBI from 2008 to 2015, handling numerous high-profile cases.

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