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The rise and fall of Raka Ghirra

By, Chandigarh
Feb 08, 2024 09:48 AM IST

She was the first woman SHO of the Punjab Police and went on to become a deputy superintendent of police in the year 2007

Raka Ghirra joined the services of the Punjab Police in 2001 when she joined as an inspector on compassionate grounds. Her husband, a former DSP with the Punjab Police, had died in a road accident. She had initially joined in the wireless wing of the police.

She spent seven years with the Mohali police and was seen as close to senior officers due to her husband. (HT File)
She spent seven years with the Mohali police and was seen as close to senior officers due to her husband. (HT File)

She was the first woman SHO of the Punjab Police and went on to become a deputy superintendent of police in the year 2007. As she donned the khaki, a lot many aspirants seeking to be women officers used to look up to her as an inspiration to join the police force until 2011 when the corruption case was registered against her by the CBI.

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She spent seven years with the Mohali police and was seen as close to senior officers due to her husband. She held the charge of the station house officer of police station Mullanpur in 2004 and was later transferred to Sohana police station in 2006. In 2007, she was transferred to police station, Phase VII and for a short period, also held the charge of SHO of a police station in Fatehgarh Sahib.

She held the charge of SHO of four police stations and DSP on two public dealing posts continuously for five years prior to her arrest. She retired in the year 2022.

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