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In a first, Delhi to have women Deputy Commissioners of Police in 6 out of 15 districts

According to an official order, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal removed 11 Special Commissioners of Police, 28 Deputy Commissioners of Police, and extra DCPs on Saturday. The news comes a day after a gunfight inside a Rohini courthouse left three people dead, including criminal Jitender Gogi.

For first time women DCPs to head 6 of 15 police districts in Delhi gcw
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New Delhi, First Published Sep 27, 2021, 2:02 PM IST
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For the first time, the Delhi Police has female Deputy Commissioners of Police in six of the force's 15 districts. Three of them have already begun serving in their respective districts. According to an official order, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal removed 11 Special Commissioners of Police, 28 Deputy Commissioners of Police, and extra DCPs on Saturday. The news comes a day after a gunfight inside a Rohini courthouse left three people dead, including criminal Jitender Gogi.

According to the order, Benita Marry Jaiker, a 2010 batch IPS officer who is now serving as the DCP of the seventh battalion, has been moved to the DCP south district. Shweta Chauhan (2010), who formerly served as DCP headquarters, has been moved to DCP central. Similarly, according to the statement, Esha Pandey, DCP PCR from the 2010 batch, has been moved to DCP southeast. However, three DCPs — Usha Rangnani, Priyanka Kashyap, and Urvija Goel — have already been assigned to the Delhi Police's northwest, east, and west districts, respectively. This is the first time that women have been appointed as DCPs in six of Delhi's 15 districts.

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Previously in 2018, there were four female DCPs: Nupur Prasad in the North, Aslam Khan in the Northwest, Monika Bhardwaj in the West, and Meghna Yadav in the Shahdara area.
DCP South Atul Kumar Thakur has been promoted to DCP HeadquarterI, DCP Central Jasmeet Singh has been promoted to DCP Special Cell, DCP Security Gaurav Sharma has been promoted to DCP Southwest, and DCP Outer North Rajeev Rajan has been promoted to Special Cell, according to the order.

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In other news, the Delhi Traffic Police would issue a list of 100 problematic drivers in the city who routinely violate traffic regulations. It will be the first time the police have compiled such a list. According to the official, the names on the list would be identified based on four offences: red light jumping, speeding, drunk driving, and dangerous driving. Muktesh Chander, the special commissioner of police (traffic), stated that the purpose of this is to tell such drivers that their driving abilities are inadequate and that they need to improve them.

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