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IMAAN INDIA SAMMAN were established in 2012 by Aavishkar Media Group, a prominent name in Indian Broadcasting, Media & CATV Industry since 1993. This was established with the aim of recognising and celebrating the challenging work of those people who are catalyst in social reforms and striving to bring a significant change in community and society. This platform will be highlighting the good work they do and inspire others to follow their footsteps.

Mr Sandeep Mittal
Job Titles: IPS Officer

A 1995 batch IPS officer, Mr Sandeep Mittal had a brief stint as University Lecturer in Environmental Science and Technology at Kurukshetra University. As a Police Officer he served in communally sensitive districts of Tamilnadu, e.g., Tuticorin, Virudhunagar, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Karur, Chengai East, Chennai City, Dindigul, Theni, Ramnad and Sivagangai etc. He was heading the Security of Asia-Pacific’s largest prison i.e. Tihar Prisons, New Delhi from 1999 to 2002. While serving as Deputy Inspector General of Police, Dindigul Range, he engineered peaceful conduct (first time since 1991) of Vinayagar Chaturthi Procession through Begambur Mosque. The Muslims welcomed Vinayagar at Begumbur Mosque Gate for the first time in the history of Dindigul.

Shri Sandeep Mittal, an IPS Officer of 1995 Batch, completed B. Sc. (Honours) Geology with University Gold Medal and M.Sc. Applied Geology with University Gold Medal, both from University of Delhi. He earned Degree of Master’s in Police Management from Osmania University, Diploma in Cyber Security and Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics from Gujarat Forensic Science University, Gandhinagar . He is a Postgraduate in Cyber Defence and Information Assurance from Cranfield University, UK. He conducted a number of experiments in people friendly policing to bridge the divide between police and public. He headed the Security of Asia Pacific’s largest prison i.e. Tihar Prisons, New Delhi. While serving in Narcotics Control Bureau under Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India as Zonal Director he was instrumental in liquidating a number of National and International drug syndicates and developed his skills in cyber crime investigation. He is a Chevening Cyber Security Fellow, UK; a Commonwealth Scholar in Internet Law & Policy a t University of Strathclyde, UK; an Associate of Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi and a Life Member of United Services Institution of India, New Delhi; Indian Society of Criminology, India and Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. He is member, Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Criminology and Criminalistics, a peer reviewed journal. He has published research papers in reputed peer reviewed Journals.

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