Hyderabad, Oct 30 (UNI) The highest number of 18 women IPS trainee officers have passed out from the premier Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy here.
''This is the largest number in a batch till date,'' Academy Assistant Director (Publications) Satwant Atwal Trivedi said.
While Haryana cadre IPS probationer Shashank Anad, a post-graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology with specialisation in Telecommunications Technology and Management, received the Prime Minister's Baton and Home Ministry's Revolver, securing highest overall marks in training, Ruchi Srivastav, a post-graduate in Geography from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, was declared the second best probationer of the batch.
Ruchi, a Madhya Pradesh cadre trainee, received the Bhunananda Misra Memorial trophy, the 1957 batch of IPS officers' Trophy for Police Leadership and Management and LB Sewa Memorial Trophy for best probationer in co-curricular activities.
Sanjukta Parsor was declared the best swimmer of the batch, a honour bestowed upon a lady officer for the first time. She received the R D Singh cup for swimming, Shri Teja Singh Memorial Trophy for Criminology and Suprabha Deb Memorial Trophy for best English essay.
Three of the 18 lady officers who passed out today, namely M Roopa, Pushpanjali and Sanjukta Parasor, would report for duty in the North-Eastern States of Nagaland, Tripura and Assam respectively. Garima Malik would serve in Jammu and Kashmir.
On the occasion, four officers each from the Royal Bhutan Police Service and Maldives Police Service passed out. Capt Sisir Chhettri from Bhutan got the IPS Association's Sword of Honour for the Best Outdoor Probationer, instituted by the Central IPS Association in 1975.