Naidu, had promised after the Nirbhaya incident, to appoint a top IPS officer to prevent crime against women

Andhra appoints top IPS officer to deal with crime against women
news Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 06:49
Written by  PTI

Andhra Pradesh government on Friday appointed senior IPS officer Anjana Sinha as the state-level officer to deal with crime against women.

Sinha is an Additional Director General of Police-rank officer and an order regarding her appointment was issued here this evening.

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had first promised during his 2,000 km foot march in 2012-13, in the aftermath of the Nirbhaya incident in New Delhi, to appoint an Inspector General of Police-rank officer exclusively for prevention of crime against women.

After assuming office as Chief Minister on June 8, 2014, he repeated his election-eve promise many a time at various meetings in the last two years.

On International Women's Day this year, Naidu made a statement in the Assembly on women empowerment and reiterated his Government's intention to appoint an IG-rank officer at the state level and a Deputy Superintendent of Police-rank officer at the district level to deal with crime against women.

Nearly three months after the Chief Minister's statement in the House, Chief Secretary Satya Prakash Tucker issued an order appointing Sinha, a 1990-batch IPS officer, for the state-level job.