Recently a movie released on the famous (or rather infamous) Batla house encounter. I happened to see that movie along with some of my friends. The incident happened 10 years ago when i was an engineering student and was starting to understand politics. The point is, i was not much aware of the issue, i also didn't do my homework of reading in wiki before going to the movie. So when i returned from the theatre after watching the movie, i was mesmerized and wanted to understand more. 

I started reading different blogs. I started with wiki related to Batla house and understood what happened on that day. I also stumbled upon a ABP new video in youtube in which the protagonist described the complete prceedings. It was point to point matching with the movie. Then i was able to connect the dots. During this process i got to know about the character that John Abrahm played (ACP Sanjay Kuma in the movie), but in real life he is DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav. I was extremely fascinated. Now i wanted to know more about the person concerned. I started searching the internet, but there were very few blogs on him. I tried to read most of them and then thought of writing my own blog on him.

Who is DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav?

Sanjeev Kumar Yadav is the recepient of prestigious President's Police Medal award for Gallantry eight times. Yadav has one of the highest rates of conviction in terror-related cases—32 of the 44 cases he has investigated have seen judgements being delivered on them. This is perhaps the highest in the country and out of these 32 cases, 22 have seen convictions of the guilty. He is presently posted as the DCP of the Delhi Police’s Special Cell, and has been credited for being one of the most able officers of the Delhi Police’s investigating team.

He graduated in arts – 1991 - Allahabad University, did Post Graduation in Police Administration - 1999 from Guru Nanak Dev University and Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Crime from Asian School of Cyber Law: Pune, Maharashtra, India. He also attending many trainings. To name a few

Anti Naxalite Operations – 1996 – Bastar, (M.P.) India 
Weapons and Tactics Course from BSF Academy Indore. 
Anti-Terrorist Assistance Post Blast Investigation Course, Organized by the Govt. of USA – At Camp Dawson, Virginia (West), USA, Duration – 03 Weeks 
Anti-Terrorist Assistance Post Blast Investigation Course, Organized by the Govt. of USA – At Hyderabad, India 
Diploma in Cyber Crime Investigation, GGSIP University, New Delhi, India

He first served the Madhya Pradesh Police (1995 to 1998) as Deputy SP. He worked in Dacoity affected area in Chambal Region, District Bhind, MP. 
He worked in Naxalite affected area in Bastar, District Jagdalpur, MP. Apart from this he has also held many other portfolios.
Delhi Police ACP (1998 - 2012 )
ACP/Operations, Central District 
ACP/Spl. Cell 
ACP/ PM Security 
DCP, Special Cell – from May 2012 - till date.

Yadav has handled cases related to the 2005 and 2008 blasts in Delhi. He also handled the attack on Jama Masjid in Old Delhi in 2010, as well as the 2012 case where an attack was carried out on Israeli diplomats. He also handled the 2013 IPL spot fixing case in which Rajasthan Royals was involved, Although he couldn't win the case for his department but it remained one of the challenging cases after the Batla house case. In Yadav's own words “We could not get to win this case, because there is no law for spot fixing. Yet, it remained a very challenging case.”

For him, the case of the multiple blasts that rocked the national capital in 2008 has been a very tough one since it involved a huge network of terrorists who operated on this particular plot and evidence spread across various cities made it challenging for him; yet he and his team was able to file the chargesheet in the stipulated time frame of 90 days. Again in his own words “In this case, our biggest success was completing the investigation on time and we filed 4-5 supplementary chargesheets in this case,” Yadav is also lauded for successfully breaking the backbone of the Indian Mujahideen when the terror group had increased its notorious activities in India between 2005 and 2008.

Yadav has received several threats to his life, prompting the government to provide him with a Z security cover. Yadav said: “The life of an investigating officer becomes so tiring that on special request, I moved out of the Special Cell in 2009, but I was called back to the cell as the DCP after the blast that happened outside the Delhi High Court in 2011. Ever since then, I have been here.”

He is one of our highly decorated officers. Salute to such a braveheart.

Listen to the Batla house encounter plan in his own words

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