May 9, 2021

CV Anand, Charu Sinha first woman to head CRPF in militancy-hit

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Delhi, Sep.3: A Telangana-cadre officer of the 1996 batch, Charu Sinha has become the first woman commander to head the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) formation in militancy-affected Srinagar sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
Charu Sinha is seen in security circles as a tough officer. She had successfully conducted several anti-Naxal operations in Bihar and her cadre state.
Ministry of Home Affairs has on Thursday written to the Telangana Chief Secretary informing him about the Centre’s approval for appointment of CV Anand as Inspector General in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Charu Sinha as Inspector General with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) with immediate effect.

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The letter signed by Under Secretary Mukesh Sawhney has asked for relieving both the IPS officers immediately so that they can take up their new assignments at the Centre.