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India’s first woman DGP Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya Profile, Career, Achievements

India’s first woman DGP Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya Profile, Career, Achievements

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya is first India's woman Director General of Police (DGP) and second woman IPS officer after Kiran Bedi. 

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya was a 1973 batch IPS officer, who had scripted history when she was appointed DGP of Uttarakhand in 2004.

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya passed away at 72 years of age following an illness in Mumbai, Maharashtra on 26 August 2019.

Kanchan Chaudhary was born in Himachal Pradesh. She had led Uttarakhand Police force as DGP from 2004 to 2007.

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya in her 33-year-long career had handled some major cases, including the killing of national badminton champion Syed Modi and Reliance-Bombay Dyeing case.

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya also had served as Inspector General of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya in 1997, she was awarded President’s police medal for distinguished service.

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya had made a guest appearance in ‘Udaan’ TV serial aired on Doordarshan in the late 1980s, which was based on her life, showing her struggles to become an IPS officer.

After retirement, Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya had joined Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and unsuccessfully contested 2014 Lok Sabha polls in Haridwar, Uttarakhand.


 

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