Kejriwal mourns death of country’s first woman DGP

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday condoled the death of the country’s first Director General of Police (DGP) Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, who post-retirement jumped into politics by contesting the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Haridwar as an Aam Aadmi Party candidate.

“Saddened to know about the passing away of the country’s first woman DGP Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya. She remained active in public life after her retirement and wanted to serve the country till her very last. Will miss her,” the AAP chief tweeted.

Bhattacharya, a former DGP in Uttarakhand Police, was the second woman IPS officer in the country after Kiran Bedi. The Uttarakhand Police also mourned her demise.

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“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,” said a tweet on the official Uttarakhand Police handle.

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