Where is IPS Amit Lodha now? Everything about Khakee: The Bihar Chapter real-life super cop

Amit Lodha, a 1988 batch IPS officer, is an officer of the Indian Police Service, who has caught many notorious criminals through a brilliant strategy.

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Khakee: The Bihar Chapter has been buzzing among fans ever since it has been released on Netflix. Khakee: The Bihar Chapter was released on November 25, 2022, on the OTT giant platform. Veteran filmmaker Neeraj Pandey has yet again delivered a blockbuster web series and made his Netflix debut on a high. For the unversed, the Special Ops web series was created by Neeraj Pandey and he has also made movies like MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Baby, Special 26, A Wednesday, and more. The true story of Khakee: The Bihar Chapter has impressed the fans and many are eager to know where is the real-life super cop IPS Amit Lodha now. For those who are yet to watch the web series, Karan Tacker plays the character of IPS Amit Lodha in the web series who went on to catch Bihar's most dangerous criminal Chandan Mahto. Now, coming back to the question, where is Amit Lodha now or who is Amit Lodha, here's what we know so far-

Who is Amit Lodha and where is he now?

Amit Lodha, a 1988 batch IPS officer, is an officer of the Indian Police Service, who has caught many notorious criminals through a brilliant strategy. Amit Lodha, who is called 'Super Cop' of Bihar, caught the dangerous criminal Vijay Samrat of district Sheikhpura after hard work, after which he was awarded the Gallantry Award. Amit Lodha is not only a great police officer but also a good writer and he proved his art with his first book 'Bihar Diary'. Furthermore, Amit Lodha had cracked the IIT exam, but he later decided to join the Administrative Services. IPS Amit Lodha has given maximum service in Bihar Police Service. He has also been the DG of BSF in Jaisalmer. For those wondering where is he now? Amit Lodha now holds IG Rank in Bihar. The last updated report suggests that Amit Lodha was transferred from IG Gaya Range to IG State Crime Records Bureau.

IG Amit Lodha talks to True Scoop

Who was Chandan Mahto? The true story behind Netflix's Khakee: The Bihar Chapter

In an exclusive interview with True Scoop News, Amit Lodha talked about how he caught the notorious criminal and busted the Mahto gang. Reminiscing the tales of the time in his book ‘Bihar Diaries’ taking inspiration from which the Netflix series has made, IPS, Lodha writes, "To nab Ashok Mahto, I had to think like a criminal. What was he thinking? What would his next move be? I read his cases and studied how he committed crimes. And on 13 August, we arrested him."

Amit Lodha further informed that the incumbent state government was resolute against the crime and provided a free hand to the police administration in acting against the gang lords and neutralizing them. Neither he was interfered with by his senior officials in executing his tasks and operations he went on to say, "No one interfered in my line of duty of 24 years of service."

Mahto gang terror in Bihar

The Ashok Mahto gang consisted of gangsters such as Pintu Mahto, who was charged with nearly thirty murders and kidnappings, including the murder of three police officers and Congress politician Rajo Singh. Pintu Mahto was responsible for the Ashok Mahto gang in Warisaliganj and Sheikhpura, Nawada district. The Mahto gang also included Sharda Yadav, who was convicted of the massacre of 11 upper-caste people at the village Apshar, and of looting and abduction. Reportedly, Yadav was arrested with nine other aides in 2003. Police also got success in arresting Bacchu Mahto, the sharpshooter of Mahto gang. Mahto gang specially Pintu enjoyed considerable support from the backward communities and his public humiliation prompted questions such as, 'Can the police humiliate an upper-caste gangster in a similar manner?" After his attendance in the court, Superintendent of Police (then) Amit Lodha said Mahto had admitted his involvement in the murder of Rajo Singh.