Satyendra K. Dubey Memorial Award was instituted by IIT Kanpur in the memory of Mr. Satyendra K. Dubey (BT/CE/1994/IITK) and his exemplary life and supreme sacrifice.
Profile-Rahul Sharma ( BT/EE/87
Rahul Sharma received his B. Tech. degree from IIT
Kanpur in Electrical Engineering in 1987. He
is 1992 batch IPS officer from the Gujarat
cadre. He is also a law graduate. During the
2002 riots in Gujarat, he was Superintendent
of Police (SP) of Vadodara. He is credited
with saving many lives by ensuring order
Rahul was posted at Bhavnagar from
Vadodara, where he was the Western
Railways SP, just before February 27, 2002 -
the day the Sabarmati Express was torched. At his new posting, Rahul ensured
that peace was maintained in the district during his brief stint there. For the
cause of peace and order, he felt compelled to ruffle the feathers of some of
his superiors during this short tenure. In his line of duty, he had to resort to
open fire on a mob which was on its way to attack members of another
community in Bhavnagar town. Subsequently, he suffered humiliation by
being posted a low-profile post.
During the process of enquiry, the tech savvy Rahul procured the cell phone
call details of that period from Cellforce and AT& T, the telecom service
providers in the city at that time. These call details provided many important
clues that led to the implication of many bigwigs of the state polity as well as
Later, Rahul was sent on a deputation to the CBI in 2004 as the Gandhinagar
SP. He was subsequently promoted and joined the CBI in Mumbai as DIG
(economic offences wing) in May 2007. He returned after the five-year stint to
his parent cadre and was posted at Rajkot as DIG arms unit in 2009.
During these long years, Rahul performed his duties according to the
provisions of law to serve the society, used the technology innovatively, and
underwent a sequel of humiliation and harassment but upheld his value
systems with exemplary sacrifices.