Mr BJ Mahanta
IPS, ADGP, Assam Police
Mr Mahanta is the Additional Director General of the Assam Police, India. He has been involved in operations against the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) and contributed to crippling the organisation. He contributed to the standardisation of operating procedure in crowd control and civilian-oriented policing of the PRC, the special operation group of Assam Police, during the 2011 Assam floods.
He has received many commendations including the President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service, the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service, the Antrik Suraksha Seva Padak, the Commendation Medal from the Chief Army Staff for gallant action, and the Chief Minister’s Medal for outstanding service amongst others. Mr Mahanta has given a talk on “Rehabilitation of victim in Terrorist Areas” at a seminar on Best Policing Practices in Hyderabad, India and on “Police dilemmas and security strategies towards evolving a peaceful and stable Assam” at a seminar on Counter Terrorism in Assam. He is also the Chief Editor of the web magazine ‘Srimata.org’.