Points to Remember:
- Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, India’s first woman Director General of Police (DGP), passed away in Mumbai following a brief illness.
- Bhattachary, a 1973 batch IPS officer, made history when she was appointed the DGP of Uttarakhand in the year 2004. She retired as the DGP on October 31, 2007.
- After retirement, she took a plunge into politics by contesting the 2014 Lok Sabha election on an Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) ticket from Haridwar constituency. However, she could not make it to the lower house of Parliament.
- She was also the second lady IPS officer of India.
Important Possible questions based on above News:
- Name the India’s first woman DGP who passed away recently? Kanchan Bhattacharya
- In which year India’s first woman DGP was appointed? 2004
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