By Haziq Qadri @haziq_qadri

A TRAFFIC COP who measures a massive 7ft 6in is the tallest policeman in India - and possibly the world

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Videographer / director: Rare Shot
Producer: Haziq Qadri, Ruby Coote
Editor: Ed Rius

Jagdeep Singh, from Punjab is so big he has to have his uniform especially made by a personal tailor.

The towering 35-year-old told Barcroft TV: “ I am very proud of being the tallest policeman in India.”

“From the past 18 years, I have been working in the Punjab police.

"I am 7ft 6in tall, I weigh around 190 kilograms and I feel very happy about it.”

Not only does Jagdeep has to have his police uniform especially made, he also has to import his enormous size 19 shoes.
He said: “I can’t find shoes in my size in India. I have to order them from a different country.”

Previously the world’s tallest traffic cop was believed to be Rajesh Kumar, from Haryana in India, who is two inches smaller than Singh, at 7ft 4in.
But while Jagdeep is proud of being India - and possibly the world’s - tallest cop, he has also faced difficulties in his everyday life.

He said: “There are lot of problems in my life. I am not able to buy clothes of my size, I can’t use a normal washroom.

"And I have to travel in my own car, I can't take a local bus or cab. They are too small for me.”

And Jagdeep’s problems even extended to his love life when he was growing up.

He explained: "I wasn’t able to find a girl of my height. Nobody was willing to marry me. People thought I was too tall.”

But while Jagdeep’s height was a barrier to him meeting girls as a young man, he is now happily married, with his wife, Sukhbir Kaur being a more modest 5ft 11.

She said: “I feel very proud that he is the tallest man in Punjab, wherever I go with him we get a celebrity-like respect.

“People come and take photos with us, it’s great.

“I don’t think there’s anyone that’s taller than him in India or the entire world."
Even as a child Jagdeep towered over his classmates, and his mother, Gurshinder Kaur remembers other children laughing at his colossal height.

She told Barcroft TV: “Jagdeep was born different. From his childhood, we could see his height was different from normal children.

"People made fun of his height but he never argued. He is happy with his height.”

And now Jagdeep has become something of a celebrity in Punjab, with locals and tourists constantly bombarding him with requests for selfies.

He said: “The way people address a celebrity, people address me. It has happened at times that even celebrities came to take photos with me.”

But Jagdeep has also attracted a lot of unkind comments for his height, and has even been dubbed a ‘monster’ on social media.

He said: "Recently I uploaded a picture on Facebook and people labeled me a monster.

“People are bullying me by calling me a monster and an alien. But I don’t mind people calling me names, it doesn’t make me sad. I focus on my job and making people happy.

“I never felt uncomfortable due to my height. This is a gift from God and I am enjoying it. I won’t be ashamed of my height."

Jagdeep now plans to get his name in the Guinness World Records and intends to continue to celebrate his extreme height.

He said: “I want to make my name in world records. And I am sure I will.

“Due to my height, people from other states come to see me. People take selfies with me. I am glad that I make people happy.”