Karnataka is all set to get its first woman police chief in Neelamani N Raju.
Raju, a 1983 batch IPS officer, will replace incumbent director general and inspector general of police Rupak Kumar Dutta, who retires on Tuesday, official sources said.
Karnataka gets it's first ever woman police chief. Smt Neelmani Raju appointed as the DG&IGP .@IPS_Association— D Roopa IPS (@D_Roopa_IPS) October 31, 2017
The decision was taken by chief minister Siddaramaiah after consultation with home minister Ramalinga Reddy, the sources said.
Neelamani Raju hails from Roorkee in Uttarakhand.
Along with Neelamani Raju, CID chief HC Kishore Chandra and Anti-Corruption Bureau head MN Reddi were also in the running. Neelamani was the seniormost among the three, according to Zee News.
RK Dutta, who served as the police chief for 10 months was given a farewell at KSRP grounds in Koramangala on Tuesday, the report added.
(With PTI inputs)