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Charu Sinha, the First Female IPS Officer To Head CRPF in Srinagar Sector


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In India, we consider women as a Shakti, which can give birth and nurture life, and if it required, she can even destruct the evil powers to maintain the law and order in society. Taking a queue from the same principle, we are presenting an inspirational story of Charu Singh, a Female IPS officer, who has been appointed as an Inspector General (IG) of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Srinagar sector, which is one of the most terrorism affected sector in India.

Charu Sinha hails from the 1996-batch Telangana cadre and she has a proven track record of handling such tough jobs in the past and she is known as a Counter Naxal expert. She has already served as an IG-CRPF for the Bihar sector and known for her brilliant actions against the Naxals and Maoists.

She has meticulously carried-out several anti-Naxal operations and has successfully worked as an IG-CRPF for the Jammu sector. Srinagar Sector offers one of the most challenging environments for CRPF and since its inception in 2005, it never had an opportunity to have a female officer at the IG level. This sector actively involved in regular anti-terror operations and CRPF works closely with the Indian Army and J&K police to weed out the evil of terrorism.

Srinagar Sector has strategic importance for our forces and it has operational jurisdiction over three districts Budgam, Ganderbal, and Srinagar, and Union Territory of Ladakh. It includes 2 ranges, 22 executive units, and 3 Mahila companies. Apart from it, the Srinagar Sector has administrative control on Group Centre-Srinagar. Charu Sinha will be leading and managing all the operations executed in this sector going forward.

She has an astounding career as a Strong Administrator

She has worked as an Assistant Superintendent of police Eluru, where acted as an OSD (Officer on special duty) anti-extremist operations in Medak district, where she handled the issue of extremism and rehabilitation of surrendered Naxal cadres.

She was working as a Superintendent of Police Prakasam district, where she worked with Chenchu tribals and help them with education and several other welfare schemes, to prevent them from joining the Naxalism and bring them into the mainstream.

She was also posted as Superintendent of Police Intelligence Security Wing, and then as Supt of Police Nizamabad district. She went to lead a United Nations Mission on deputation for one year to Kosovo, where she handled multiple tensed operations to curb the conflicts between Albanian Muslims and Christian Serbs.

She is known for working for the restoration of property rights of HIV affected women and children thrown out of their homes when she was posted in Chittoor. Her community policing efforts paid off and all the members of the dalams surrendered with all their weapons, without shedding a drop of blood and extremism was rooted out completely.

She also worked as a Joint Director Anti-Corruption Bureau, where she completed multiple anti-corruption operations. She conducted 2009 general elections when she was working as an SP East Godavari.

She was a Deputy Director Andhra Pradesh Police Academy, where she trained over 1700 Sub Inspectors and other Police staff. She graduated in English Literature, History and Political Science from St. Francis College for Women in Hyderabad and did her post-graduation in Political Science from Hyderabad Central University. She is a Fellow of the fourth class of Kamalnayan Bajaj FellowshipFellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

We would like to congratulate Charu Sinha for her wonderful services and we wish her a big success in all her future endeavors. Jammu and Kashmir is going through an extremely critical juncture, and we need a strict and capable administrator like Charu Sinha to take the situation under her control and help our security forces to mitigate the cancer of Terrorism.


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