The first woman Director General of Police (DGP), Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, passed away following an illness in Mumbai on Monday night.
Bhattachary, a 1973 batch IPS officer.; She 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, Kanchan also tried her hand at politics by contesting the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. She contested from Haridwar seat in Uttarakhand on an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ticket. However, she could not make it to the lower house of the Parliament.
IPS Association Tweet about this Saddest News, We mourn the demise of one of our icons, the first lady DGP and second lady IPS officer of India, Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya. An officer with sterling qualities of head and heart, she had an illustrious career, adorned with many firsts and awards.