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A promising career before it all went downhill

delhi Updated: Oct 13, 2011 00:39 IST
Tushar Srivastava

Ravi Kant Sharma, a 1976-batch IPS officer, had a great career till the time he became a suspect in the Shivani Bhatnagar murder case.

According to a note prepared by Delhi Police, Sharma had served as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the prime minister and had been selected on a worldwide basis by Interpol.

But his dream run ended when he was charged with Shivani’s murder and suspended in August 2002 when he was on the run from Delhi Police.

Sharma, a journalism graduate, did his Master’s in economics from Panjab University. He also did an M.Ed. and Ph.D in Education.

From 1980 to December 1989, he served in various districts of Haryana. He also served as SP Railways, Haryana, and additional DIG in CID.

From January 1990 to June 1992, he worked in CBI and its narcotics counterpoint and anti-corruption branches. He represented India at the Interpol conference at Lyons, France on drugs and underwent a UN-organised course in Canada on drugs.

From 1992 to 1995, Sharma served at the Interpol headquarters in France. He also represented India on many forums on matters like anti-terrorism, drugs, economic offences and frauds.

In 1992, Sharma was elected as the director on the board of management of Bal Niketan, a national award-winning NGO working for abandoned, destitute and orphaned children.

In 1995, he returned to his home cadre and served as DIG Rohtak and Ambala range till 1997. From July 1997 to March 1998, he worked as the officer on special duty (OSD) to the PM. He also served as Director (vigilance), Air India, Mumbai from April 1998 to June 2000.

From September 2001, he had been serving as IG, Modernisation and Welfare, Home Guard, Civil Defence and Prisons in Haryana.