Former Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey, who recently took voluntary retirement from his service, joined Janata Dal (United) at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s residence in Patna on Sunday.
Pandey met chief minister Nitish Kumar at the party office on Saturday, triggering speculation that he might join politics.
“Shri Gupteshwar Pandey ji has been given primary membership of the party by the Honorable Nitish Kumar ji. Mr. Gupteshwar Pandey has served in the police force for a long time. Janata Dal United will be strengthened by the arrival of Mr. Gupteshwar Pandey,” the party tweeted.
Gupteshwar Pandey took voluntary retirement from service on September 23. The 1987-batch IPS officer, was due to retire in February next year.