Six women police personnel have made it to the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission for 2019. Out of the 162 police personnel selected across India for providing their services in disturbed areas, including South Sudan, Abeyi Sudan and Cyprus, these women personnel from Chandigarh were selected. Not a single male cop in the UT police could make the cut.
During the selection process, a total of 13 Chandigarh police personnel, including seven male cops appeared. But only women candidates managed to clear the tough test. The test was held in September 2018. The seven men included two inspector rank officers.
The selected personnel include Inspector Reena Yadav, Inspector Paramjit Kaur Sekhon, Sub Inspector Sarita Ray, Sub Inspector Eram Rizvi, Sub Inspector Pragati Devi and head constable (HC) Rachna Khullar. Inspector Reena Yadav, who heads the Crime against Women (CAW) cell, left for South Sudan Wednesday.
Chandigarh police DIG OP Mishra said, “It is a matter of pride for Chandigarh police that our six women police officers were selected for UN Peacekeeping Mission. Most of the UN missions these days are armed mission. My best wishes to all the selected candidates.”