Frank Serpico was an American (New York) police officer who refused to go along with departmental corruption. He later received the Medal of Honor, the New York Police Department’s highest award. Serpico was less than popular with his superiors and his fellow officers. There are strong suspicions that his shooting while making a drug bust was a set up by other policemen to get him out of the way.
In India there is a policeman called Manoje Nath. He seems to upset his superiors as well.
As Bokaro SP in 1980, he arrested the then Bokaro Steel MD in a corruption case and was handed transfer order within 24 hours __ only after four months in office. While in vigilance, he again ended up fraying his superiors’ ego as he raided three engineers in a case of corruption. For the next ten months, the cop had to make do without a vehicle and a telephone as he was made to wait for a posting. A departmental proceeding for disobedience was also initiated which the Patna high court later quashed.
This guy investigates where the career minded officer will not go.
My understanding is that he is currently teaching.
I’m deeply impressed by his career choices and wish him well.
(By the way, Nath has a blog called Musings. He is witty and eloquent. I recommend it.)