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Karnataka gets first woman police chief (Lead)

Bengaluru, Oct 31 (IANS) Neelamani N. Raju, an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the 1983 batch, has been appointed the first woman Director General and Inspector General of Police (DG-IGP) of Karnataka, it was announced on Tuesday.

She succeeds Rupak Kumar Dutta, who is retiring. Raju, 57, was earlier the Director General of Police – Internal Security.

“Congratulations to Karnataka’s first woman DG-IGP… Wish her a successful tenure,” tweeted Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

“I am very grateful to the state for the appointment. It is a very challenging job. With the state elections around the corner, the job has to be carried out very professionally,” Raju told reporters after assuming office on Tuesday evening.

In a related development, eight senior IPS officers, including two contenders for the top post of DG-IGP, were transferred on Tuesday.

According to an official notification, the contenders — H.C. Kishore Chandra and M.N. Reddi — have been transferred as Director General of Police and Chairman and Managing Director of Karnataka State Police Housing Corporation, and Director General of Police and Commandant General – Home Guards, respectively.

Another officer Praveen Sood has been appointed as the new Director General of Police – Internal Security.

–IANS
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