Priyanka Mishra, a former Uttar Pradesh police officer who went viral in 2021 for posting an Instagram reel with a gun, was recently reinstated to the police force in Agra but had her services revoked within 48 hours.
Mishra, who joined the Uttar Pradesh Police force in 2020 as a constable, was suspended after she posted a video on Instagram in which she is seen wearing her official police uniform and holding her service pistol. She later resigned from police service.
This year, Mishra again applied to work for the police department. Her job application was approved and she was posted in Agra. However, Police Commissioner Dr. Preetinder Singh cancelled her appointment in 48 hours, terming it as “erroneous”.
Singh said that Mishra had applied for reinstatement to the police service, citing financial difficulties. Her file had been sent to the Joint Director Prosecution for legal counsel. But instead of answering the queries raised by the Joint Director Prosecution, a police department clerk got Mishra’s reinstatement order passed on October 18.
When the file came for Singh’s approval, he cancelled the appointment order.