Who is IPS Amit Lodha, facing graft case for Netflix's Khakee: The Bihar Chapter?

Amit Lodha tracked the dreaded Mahto gang (Pintu Mahto, Ashok Mahto) who had several cases against them including jailbreak after killing two policemen, the murder of 15 people etc.

The case of the 'Gabbar Singh of Sheikhpura' brought Amit Lodha to the national headlines.

Lodha's second book is 'Life in the Uniform' published in 2021 where he recounted his journey to UPSC.

This book is the inspiration for the Netflix series, Khakee: The Bihar Chapter.

Amit Lodha's book 'Bihar Diaries' (2018) captured his chase of the gang though he did not name Mahto in his book.

Amit Lodha was awarded the prestigious President's Police Medal for Meritorious Service, the Police Medal for Gallantry and the Internal Security Medal for several of his operations in his police career