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Badri Narain Sinha (4 April 1930 – 7 November 1979), was born at village Saramohanpur in Darbhanga district of Bihar State, India An officer of Indian Police Service of 1952 batch of Bihar cadre of India, Sinha died in harness as Deputy Inspector General (CID),Government of Bihar. Sinha, described as ‘erudite and knowledgeable police chief’ by noted sociologist-journalist, Arvind N Das, was a poet, critic, journalist, and a close associate of Jayprakash Narayan.

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  • Professional Life

    Sinha, an M A in English Literature from Patna University (1949), first became an English Lecturer at C M College, Darbhanga, then at Ranchi College, Ranchi, before joining Indian Police Service in 1952. Sinha served as Superintendent of Police, Champaran (1958–63) and Bhagalpur (1965-68),Superintendent of Railway Police, Muzaffarpur (1968–70) and Senior Superintendent of Police, Ranchi (1970–71), Deputy Inspector-General of Police and Member Secretary, Bihar Police Manual Revision Committee in June,1971, Deputy Inspector - General of Police, Central Range, Patna (1974–77) and later D.I.G. of Police, Criminal Investigation Department till his death in harness on 7 November 1979. Sinha was awarded the Indian Police Medal in 1971 for his meritorious and distinguished services and was decorated with the President's Police Medal in August, 1979. Sinha was Founder-Editor of Bihar Police Patrika, the official organ of the Bihar Police, a mantle which he carried till his premature end.

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  • Literary Contribution

    Sinha was an acclaimed literary critic and reputed writer in the field of Hindi Literature. He authored Prathmiki, a landmark work in Hindi literary criticism in 1965 and followed it up with Aaj Tak Kee, its companion volume. Published Tatka Adam, a book of modern Hindi Poetry; wrote twin books with the life of Mahatma Gandhi as subject- “Ab Bahu Se Sab Jan Hitay in Hindi and “MAN Thou CAN” in English; authored Students' Revolt, a concise book on student unrest – a must-read for police officers dealing with students’ disturbances for its insight. His book, Apradhiki, rare book in Hindi on Crimonology, was awarded Best Book Of The Year 1971 by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.

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  • From 'Naxalabari to Ekbari'

    As DIG (Naxalites), Sinha showed rare intellectual integrity and courage by writing three articles in the English daily The Searchlight recognising the naxalite movement as a socio-economic and political issue and not just as a mere policing job. In these pioneering articles, Sinha stated, “putting in zealous and dedicated social reformers drawn from all shades to bring about transformation on the socio-cultural planes’ is as much a part of ‘the counter-insurgency measures’ as ‘concentrated police operations or operations by the special task forces, may be from the supreme armed formation, the army itself.” This has been seen as major critical interpretation of the movements like Bhoodan in India started by Vinoba Bhave.

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