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Monday, June 7, 2010

Edition22: Sushma Chavan

Accustomed To Honour
There are many officers in the police department who are associated with the honours. As the time changes, women offiers have joined the rank of their male counterparts. Inspector Sushma Chavan is one of those officer who have brought honours after honours to the department. The summit of these honours was the reverred President's Medal which was announced on Republic Day this year.

Sushma Shailendra Chavan is the first woman officer from the Pune police to be honoured with the President's medal. She is presently posted in the Foreigner's registration branch. Having joined the state police force in June 1987, she has received 186 rewards and 34 certificates for solving many cases during her previous postings with the Pune police and the State Criminal Investigation Department, Pune.

Chavan is also the recipient of the state director-general of police medal in 2008. During her illustrious career, she has worked in Bhosari, Vishrambaug, Deccan and Kothrud police stations in Pune. She has also served in Airport Security branch and Anti-Narcotics Branch in Navi Mumbai.

Among the list of the major cases investigated and resolved by Chavan include one busting the gang behind theft of spare parts in the Cummins company. 14 men were arrested in the case and material worth Rs 15 lakh was recovered from them. Second important case which she investigated was the sex scandal in Ahmednagar.

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