As the entire country fights corruption and terrorism these days, the efforts of many dedicated female police officers have come to light. Known as the Iron Lady of Assam, Sanjukta Parashar is one such IPS officer who is making headlines for her commendable work and bravery.
Sanjukta, who is the first woman to be have been appointed as an IPS officer in Assam, has arrested over 64 militants in the last 15 months and set an example for others.
Even while she was in school, Sanjukta was extremely worried about the increasing corruption and terror in Assam; hence, she decided to stay back in her state and work towards these issues despite getting a good rank. She was first sent to Makum, Assam, in 2008, as an Assistant Commandant. However, soon she was transferred to Udalguri in Assam to manage the communal violence between Bodo and illegal Bangladeshi militants. Within 15 months of conducting her operation, she killed nearly 16 militants and arrested 64 of them.
Mother of a four-year-old, Sanjukta recently started an operation in which she jumped into the field herself with the AK47 rifle. In the past few years, she has dedicated herself completely to the Anti-Bodo Militant Operations.
Many a time, Sanjukta goes to relief camps to be with distressed people who have lost their family or house in militant attacks. She is able to spend time with her husband and family only once in two months. The dedication and courage exhibited by Sanjukta to fight terrorism and corruption is exemplary and respectworthy.