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Prakash Mishra, IPS, (RR -1977) Orissa. Date of Birth: 29.02.1956. Educational Qualification: MA (Applied Economics), LL.B.

Important postings in the State:

ASP City, Cuttack, May 1980 to May 1981, Additional SP, Koraput, May 1981 to June 1983, SP, Mayurbhanj, June 1983 to June 1984, SP, Rourkela, June 1984 to June 1985. AIG, State Police Headquarters, June 1985 to September, 1988, SP, Security, September 1988 to December 1990. DIG, Security to CM, Orissa and DIG, BhubaneswarRange, June 1996 to June 1998. DIG, Crime Branch, June 1998 to February 1999, Director, Sports and Youth Services, May 1999 to April 2000, IG, Administration, July 2000 to October 2001. CMD, Police Housing Corporation from 2006 to 2009 with additional charge of Additional DG, Headquarters from 2007 to 2008. DG cum Director Intelligence from July 2009 to June 2010. DGP Orissa from July 2012 to July 2014.

Postings under Government of India:

SP, CBI, SIC II, New Delhi, SP, CBI, Bhubaneswar, DIG, CBI, Hyderabad with additional charge of DIG, Chennai  - Period in CBI from January 1990 to May 1996.

IG, RPF, South Eastern Railway, Kolkata, from October 2001 to October 2003 and Joint Director, National Police Academy from October 2003 to August 2005.

Addl DG and Special DG NIA, DG NDRF, Secretary, Internal Security, MHA and finally as DG CRPF till superannuation on 29.2.2016.

Investigative Experience:

  • As SP CBI, SIC II was in charge of investigation of terrorist crimes in Jammu and Kashmir. Supervised investigation of important cases like killing of Station Director of Doordarshan, Srinagar, killing of Air Force personnel at Srinagar and kidnapping of Ms Rubaiya Sayeed. Actively participated in preparation of documents and compilation of evidence for issue of notice against Amanulla Khan of the JKLF. Recorded confessionary statements of arrested terrorists as per provisions of the TADA.

  • Supervised investigation of bank scam cases as DIG, CBI, Hyderabad. Important cases were the Fairgrowth group of cases of Bangalore and the Goldstar case of Hyderabad.

  • As DIG, Crime Branch supervised investigation of the case relating to the killing of Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two minor sons. Released 51 innocent persons arrested by the local police and directed investigation towards the actual offenders.

  • In NIA was supervising investigation of the Delhi High Court blast case of 2011 and important terrorist cases of the North East.

Intelligence Work:

Was in charge of Intelligence and Operations of Orissa Police for one year. Coordinated intelligence operation with the SIB resulted in the arrest of Subhasree Panda, wife of Sabyasachi Panda. Surveillance operation was successfully carried out leading to arrest of Gananath Patra, the main advisor of the ChasiMulia Adivasi Sangh. Intelligence based operations led to arrest and neutralising of top functionaries of the CMAS. After a long time the activities of the CMAS could be totally reduced in Narayanpatna Block of Koraput.

Due to regular operations and motivation through select operatives, large number of surrenders of cadres could be effected. Coordinated operations with the Andhra Pradesh Grey Hounds and also through independent operations by the SOG, quite a few important cadres could be neutralised. All this resulted in a substantial reduction in Naxal related violence during the period. This has been reflected in the White Paper published by the State Government.

As DGP Orissa, pursued the anti naxal operations which led to substantial reduction in naxal activities. Orissa Police achieved spectacular results including surrender of NachikaLinga of the ChasiMuliaSangh and later the apprehension of Sabyasachi Panda.

As DG CRPF coordinated anti naxal operations in all the affected states. 2015 was the best performing year for the CRPF where the CRPF casualities were substantially reduced to only 5 and the number of successful engagements went up substantially. Chattisgarh witnessed a turn around. Excellent results were achieved in Bihar and Jharkhand.

Other achievements:

Co-authored a book “Ethical Issues in Policing in India” which has been published by the National Police Academy.


Attended the FBI National Academy Training at the FBI Training Centre, Quantico, USA from January to March 1994 with specialization on Interrogation, International Terrorism and non-verbal communication.

Attended the ATAP programme on Interdicting Terrorist Organizations at Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA in June 2004 and the follow up of this programme at Hyderabad in September 2005.

Attended a two week programme on International Terrorism conducted by JICA at Tokyo in 2011.

After retirement, was appointed as Advisor to Governor of Uttarakhand from March to May 2016 when the State was under President’s Rule.

From September 2016 have been re employed as DG Civil Defence, Fire Service and Home Guards Govt. of India, for a period of two years.