West Bengal is in talks to get its first woman Director General of Police with the likely appointment of Suman Bala Sahoo, a 1987-batch IPS officer, a senior official said on Friday.
If selected, the state will see the rare combination of a woman DGP working under a woman chief minister.
Sahoo presently posted as DG-Communication of West Bengal, though, doesn't have much experience in handling law-and-order situation but has specialisation in the intelligence network and her clean image might keep her ahead of her peers.
Though the state has already sent a list of 11 candidates, sources close to the chief minister suspect that after the Alapan Bandophayay incident, the posting of DGP might also take a political turn.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who is supposed to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on July 28 during her three-day visit to the national capital is likely to raise the issue of the appointment of the DGP.