Director General of Police (DGP) Geetha Johri was appointed in-charge police chief of Gujarat.
The minister of state for home Pradeepsinh Jadeja announced the decision while stating that Johri has been given the additional charge as she is the senior-most IPS officer in the state.
With this Johari has become the first woman IPS officer to be appointed for the top job in the state.
Johri, a 1982-batch IPS officer, is presently posted as managing director, Gujarat Police Housing Corporation, Gandhinagar.
She has been controversial for her role in the investigation into the 2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kauserbi and 2006 Tulsiram Prajapati encounter cases. She was the supervisory officer of Sohrabuddin encounter case in 2006-07 when the CID (crime) investigated the case following the apex court’s direction.
Gujarat gets its first woman police chief , DGP Geetha Johri replaces PP Pandey, April 4, 2017, The Indian Express
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