In A First, Female IPS Officer To Head CRPF Srinagar Sector

SRINAGAR: For the first time, a female IPS officer has been appointed as Inspector General (IG) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Srinagar sector.

Charu Sinha IPS

Charu Sinha, IPS officer of the 1996-batch Telangana cadre, will now be heading the Srinagar sector for CRPF as the Inspector General. She had worked as IG, the Bihar sector in CRPF and has dealt with Naxals.

According to reports under her leadership, various anti-Naxals operations were carried out. Later, she was transferred to IG Jammu in CRPF where she spent a long tenure.

On Monday, a fresh order came appointing her as the IG Srinagar sector. Current Director-General CRPF AP Maheshwari headed the Srinagar sector as IG in 2005.

The sector, which started functioning in 2005 never had a female officer at the IG level. This sector involved in anti-militancy operations and closely work with the Indian Army along with Jammu and Kashmir police.

“Srinagar sector is located at Brein Nishat, Srinagar (J-K). It started functioning in 2005. Srinagar Sector has operational jurisdiction over three districts of Jammu and Kashmir  Budgam, Ganderbal, and Srinagar and Union Territory of Ladakh,” the CRPF said.

“It includes 2 ranges, 22 executive units, and 3 Mahila companies. Apart from it, Srinagar Sector has administrative control on Group Centre-Srinagar,”  the paramilitary force added.

Sinha will also be heading all operations involved in this sector.

Besides this, 6 IPS officers and 4 senior cadre officers have also been transferred or inducted in CRPF. IPS officers Maheshwar Dayal (Jharkhand sector), PS Ranpise (Jammu sector), Raju Bhargava (Work) have been inducted into the CRPF.

PS Ranpise will replace Charu Sinha as head of the Jammu sector.

Similarly, Rajesh Kumar who was heading operations Kashmir in the J&Kzone has been transferred and Sanjay Kaushik will head the Dehradun sector.(ANI)


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