Ajay Kumar (politician)
||The neutrality of this article is disputed. (November 2012)|
|Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha|
|Preceded by||Arjun Munda|
10 August 1962 |
Mangalore, Karnataka, India
|Political party||Jharkhand Vikas Morcha|
|Alma mater||Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry|
|As of 3 February`, 2012
Source: [Lok Sabha]
Ajay Kumar, a former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, was elected as the new MP (Member of Parliament) to the 15th Lok Sabha, from the Jamshedpur Lok Sabha constituency, for Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) party, during the 2011 Jamshedpur by-elections. The by-election was held on 1 July 2011, and the result for the same was announced on 4 July. He defeated his nearest rival, Dineshanand Goswami of BJP, by a margin of over 1.55 lakh votes. JVM is led by the former chief minister of Jharkand, Babulal Marandi. A former IPS officer of 1986 batch, Kumar served as the superintendent of Police in Jamshedpur (1994–96), after which he left the police service and joined Tata Motors as a senior executive.
Ajay Kumar was born as Ajay Kumar Bhandary in Mangalore to Vathsala and K.S. Bhandary.  Kumar has also served Jamshedpur as an IPS officer (1986–1996). He was the city SP from the year 1994 to 1996, during which he was termed by the media as an encounter specialist. Before this Dr. Kumar was assigned as the SP of Jamshedpur, he was serving as the city SP of Patna. During the 1990s Jamshedpur was ruled by local "Goons", and crime was at a peak in the city, when the chief minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav, on request of the Tata Steel MD J. J. Irani, sent Kumar, as the City SP in 1994. In a short time the SP was successful in controlling and decreasing the crime rate in Jamshedpur.
Kumar obtained his MBBS in 1985, from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research in Puducherry. After joining as an IPS in 1986, he was awarded with the "Rastrapati Puraskar" in 1986.
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- Exploiting his stint as SP Patna to woo voters in Jamshedpur Bihar Times, 28 June 2011.
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