The Karnataka government has for the first time appointed a woman to head the entire police force in the state.
Neelamani N Raju, a 1983 batch IPS officer has taken over as the new Director General and Inspector General of Police on Tuesday evening after former state police chief Rupak Kumar Dutta demitted office on superannuation.
While addressing the media, she said that the baton handed over to her by her predecessor means a lot of responsibility considering that state election is just round the corner.
“I will carry this responsibility with a great sense of humility and commitment,” she said.
Speaking to India Today, she said that women in general avoid going to police stations and her priority would be to make them more women-friendly. She explained how the government has undertaken schemes for women officers and constables but still a lot of work needs to be done.
“I would …