Loknath Behera is a retired IPS officer who currently holds the position of managing director at Kochi Metro. With a distinguished career, he served as the state police chief and director general of police for the Kerala State Police. He was a former director of vigilance in Kerala and played a pivotal role in the establishment of the National Investigation Agency. He received the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service during his deputation at the NIA. Notably, Behera was also instrumental in modernizing the Kerala police, equipping it with modern vehicles, state-of-the-art small arms, and non-lethal weaponry.