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Here’s all you need to know about DG-IGP Neelamani N Raju.

Only woman police chief in country - Neelamani is not only the first woman DG&IGP of Karnataka, but she is also at present the only woman IPS officer to be heading a state police or Central Armed Police Force in the country.


o While most states consider the post of DGP as the top police post, it is for the first time that a unique post like director general and inspector general of police has been created in Karnataka.
o 57-year-old IPS officer, Neelamani N Raju, is a 1983 batch IPS officer of the Karnataka cadre.
o She has worked for over 23 years in various central deputations and in Karnataka for over 10 years.
o After serving as Director General of Police, Internal Security, she assumed office and took charge from former state police chief Rupak Kumar Dutta, who retired from service on Tuesday.
o Before her recent stint, Neelamani N Raju also served as the DGP of Fire and Emergency Services, Chief of Home Guards, Civil Defence and the State Disaster Response force.
o In 1985, soon after her confirmation, she served as the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Bengaluru Rural district.
o She also served as a secretary in the embassy of India in Kathmandu, Nepal.
o She has served in central intelligence as the Joint Director of the Intelligence Bureau before returning to Karnataka in 2016.
o While the state had only six sanctioned DGP posts till 2016, they wrote personally to the Centre requesting it to sanction one more position for Neelamani Raju. After the sanction was approved, she was appointed the DGP of the Internal Security Division in May 2016.
o Apart from being an Intelligence Bureau veteran, Neelamani N Raju is currently the highest-ranking officer in the state police department after the retirement of former DG and IGP RK Dutta.