Manish Dubey is an Indian District Commandant, Home Guards, Uttar Pradesh whose name became viral in 2023 after it became known that he had an extra-marital affair with an SDM named Jyoti Maurya.
Manish Dubey was born in Pure Badal Dubey village of Pratappur block of Sultanpur district, Uttar Pradesh, India. He cleared the Uttar Pradesh Combined State Service Competition (General Selection/Special Selection) Examination in 2015 and was appointed as District Commandant in Home Guards, Uttar Pradesh on 27 June 2016.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
He belongs to a middle-class family.
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Manoj Kumar Dubey.
Wife & Children
There are not much details available about his wife.
He had an extra-marital affair with Jyoti Maurya, an SDM in Uttar Pradesh Government.
As per his appointment letter of 2016, his permanent address is Pure Badal Dubey village of Pratappur block of Sultanpur district, Uttar Pradesh, and his correspondence address is House number 16/318, Indira Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
After his appointment as District Commandant, Home Guards on 29 June 2016, he was on two years probation till 30 June 2018.
On 23 August 2017, he was appointed as District Commandant of Amroha district in Uttar Pradesh.
On 30 June 2022, he was transferred to Sonbhadra district; however, the transfer was later cancelled, and on 28 July 2022, he was transferred to Ghaziabad district as District Commandant, Home Guards.
On 26 June 2023, he was transferred to Mahoba district.
Harassing a female home guard constable
In October 2020, a female Home Guard constable named Sanket Kumari accused Manish of calling her to meet him alone. Previously, two female Home Guards had accused him of coercing them into cooking at his residence day and night. Sanket said that Manish removed her from duty after her request to remove her from a parade.
She alleged that despite multiple attempts to address the issue with the Commandant, no action was taken. On 26 October 2020, she visited the Chief Minister’s office and submitted a complaint to the assigned officials, followed by a complaint to the DG Home Guards. The DG assured her that she would be assigned duty in Amroha; she was not assigned any duty even after five days. Manish denied the allegations, stating that he only called her to his office when there was work.
Extra-marital affair with Jyoti Maurya SDM
In June 2023, Jyoti Maurya‘s husband, Alok Maurya, publicly accused her of having an extramarital affair with Manish. According to his statements in an interview, Manish’s wife informed him about the affair in 2020. Alok claimed that Jyoti initially connected with Manish on Facebook. When confronted by Alok, Jyoti denied any involvement and demanded evidence to support the allegations. Alok further stated that Jyoti had travelled to Lucknow under the pretext of work, and he followed her.
He alleged witnessing a meeting between Jyoti and Manish, with the couple spending the night together at Hotel Myriad in Lucknow, which was booked by Manish. The following morning, when Alok questioned Jyoti about Manish, she admitted to loving him. Alok also claimed that Jyoti threatened him with filing false cases, including rape charges, against him and his family members. To support his claims, Alok released WhatsApp chat messages exchanged between Jyoti and Manish, which contained intimate conversations. He also presented a diary allegedly maintained by Jyoti, which documented bribes she purportedly accepted during her tenure as an SDM. Alok appealed to Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, for assistance.
He stated that he had lodged a complaint with the Commissioner of Prayagraj Police and ASO, Dhoomanganj, in April 2023, but no action was taken against Jyoti. Alok further alleged that Jyoti conspired with Manish to kill him. In response, Jyoti maintained her innocence and stated that she would address the allegations in court. She also filed an FIR against Alok and his family members for harassment related to dowry. Following the viral news of her alleged affair, the Director General of Home Guards, B. K. Maurya, ordered an investigation into the matter. Although reports suggested that Jyoti had been suspended from her post, the confirmation of this information remained uncertain.
- After his extra-marital affair with Jyoti Maurya was revealed, people started trolling him on social media and demanded action against him.
- Many Bhojpuri songs were made on his affair with Jyoti Maurya such as SDM Bante Hi Bhul Gailu, SDM Jyoti Maurya Case, and Jyoti Maurya Alok Maurya Ki Kahani.