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Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, India’s first woman DGP, passes away

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, India’s first woman DGP, passes away
August 27
11:38 2019

NET Bureau

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, India’s first woman Director General of Police (DGP), passed away following an illness in Mumbai late Monday night. Bhattacharya, a 1973 batch officer, made history in 2004 when she was appointed as the DGP of Uttarakhand, thus becoming the first woman in the country to hold such position.

Bhattacharya was also the second woman IPS officer in the country, the first being Kiran Bedi. She relinquished her duties on October 31, 2007. She was presented a ceremonial guard of honor by the Uttarakhand police at her farewell parade.

Hailing from Amritsar in Punjab, Bhattacharya was determined to become a police officer. As the first woman DGP of a state, Kanchan tried to fight the bias against women and it was due to her initiative that women home guards were given the responsibility of manning traffic points in cities.

Source: The Indian Express

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