West Bengal likely to get first woman DGP

Sahoo is presently posted as DG-Communication of West Bengal.

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.

India Scanner News Network

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