Country’s first woman DGP Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya dies
India’s first woman Director General of Police (DGP), Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, passed away in Mumbai and she was 72. She was undergoing treatment in a Mumbai hospital since the last five to six months. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, who live in Mumbai.
Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattachary born in Himachal Pradesh, she was country’s second female Indian Police Service (IPS) officer after Kiran Bedi. Bhattachary, a 1973 batch IPS officer, made history when she was appointed the DGP of Uttarakhand in the year 2004. She retired as the DGP on October 31, 2007.
After retirement, she took a plunge into politics by contesting the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on an Aam Aadmi Party’s ticket from Haridwar constituency.
During her 33 years of service, she also served as an inspector general in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). In 1997, she was awarded the President’s police medal for distinguished service. She was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi award for Excellent All-Round Performance. She was chosen to represent India during the Interpol meeting held in Mexico in 2004.
She also handled some sensitive cases including the murder of badminton national champion Syed Modi and the Reliance-Bombay Dyeing case.
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