The face that crime fears in Assam: Sanjukta Parashar is dealing with violence like nobody before
Imagine yourself as somebody who leads attacks against terrorists, fights corruption and gets to meet family only once in two months. Well, believe it or not we have summarized the schedule of the 3rd woman IPS officer from Assam.
Sanjukta Parashar was a young girl raring to go after she graduated from Indraprastha college, Delhi. She then pursued her Masters in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University and went on to do her Ph.D. on US foreign policy in Indonesia. We can safely say that these courses prepared her for the exam that would make her a police officer of the highest mettle.
Securing 85th rank in the Union Public Service Examination, Parasher had enviable career options to choose from. But instead of going for a high paying desk job, Sanjukta chose action! Continuing the Kiran Bedi legacy by joining a profession that abounds in men, Sanjyukta is no back bencher but leads Assam’s most dangerous operation, the fight against Bodo insurgents.
Keeping the peace between Bangladeshi immigrants and the Bodos, this young IPS officer has a handful and more to deal with. Facing dangers such as being revealed to the militants by civilians and maneuvering hard and risky terrain, Sanjukta has brought many infiltrators to justice.
The image that is most awe-striking is of this courageous young lady leading CRPF jawaans into the jungles with an AK-47 in hand, trying to pinpoint and then ‘encounter’ militant hideouts! And, all of this as the wife of an IAS officer and mother of a 2 year old son! That’s right Sanjukta manages to meet her husband only once in 2 months and her son lives with her.
In an interview the confident police officer spoke about tackling corruption and crime in the city. She makes women stand at spots in civilian dresses to check eve teasing and rewards people who wear helmets. Now these are great methods to get to the public and assure them they aren’t alone in their fight for justice!
Not surprisingly Sanjukta feels that its important to be comfortable in your work and enjoy it. Also that living and thinking independently are of paramount importance!
Guys that’s useful advice coming your way! Hats off to Sanjukta Parashar for defying all stereotypes and fighting the good fight!
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