In a first, a woman IPS officer, Charu Sinha, has been deployed in the Srinagar sector of the CRPF as an IG (Inspector General).
The region is known for notorious terrorist activities, making it one of the toughest postings in the country.
Before this, Charu Sinha has worked as an IG in the Bihar sector and has served the nation by taking part in many projects aimed at curbing naxal activities.
Later, she was appointed to the Jammu sector, before her historic posting in Srinagar.
The Srinagar sector was started in 2005, and in 15 years, has never had a woman officer overlooking the operations at this level.
Giving more information on the sector, CRPF was quoted by The Times of India as saying:
Srinagar sector is located at Brein Nishat, Srinagar (J-K). It started functioning in 2005. Srinagar Sector has operational jurisdiction over three districts of J-K- Budgam, Ganderbal, and Srinagar and Union Territory of Ladakh. It includes 2 ranges, 22 executive units, and 3 Mahila companies. Apart from it, Srinagar Sector has administrative control on Group Centre-Srinagar.
Charu Sinha, IPS officer of the 1996-batch Telangana cadre, will now be heading @crpf_srinagar as the Inspector General. This is not the first time when she has been assigned such a tough task, earlier also, she had worked as IG, the Bihar sector in CRPF & has dealt with Naxals. pic.twitter.com/NV1X8I1uTe
— Yawar Shafi (@YawarShafi4) September 1, 2020