Second woman to head police station in Hyderabad

P Padma has been posted as the Station House Officer of the Sultan Bazaar police station.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  18 May 2022 2:49 AM GMT
Second woman to head police station in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: History is in the making as the second woman will head a police station in Hyderabad city.

P Padma has been posted as the Station House Officer of the Sultan Bazaar police station.

City Police Commissioner CV Anand on Tuesday appointed Inspector P Padma as the SHO of Sultan Bazaar police station. She is the second woman to be appointed as Station House Officer of any police station in the city. K Madhulatha was appointed as SHO at Lalaguda in March.

P. Padma, who is currently serving as the Station House Officer of Begumpet Women Police Station.

Sultan Bazaar SHO post was lying vacant after inspector Bikshapathy was suspended last week over allegations of settling civil disputes.

In March, Inspector K. Madhulatha has become the first woman to lead a law and order police station in Hyderabad. The 42-year-old never planned on becoming a police officer. She wanted to become an economist but life had different plans for her. "Now, I am the first woman to take charge as a Station House Officer (SHO) law & order in Hyderabad," she says excitedly.

Madhulatha never dreamed of becoming a police officer. She thought it would be difficult. "But the day I began training, I knew this is what I wanted to do. Since then, I have worked extremely hard for the benefit of the public," she says.

She took charge of Lalaguda station on the occasion of International Women's Day 2022. A 2002-batch officer, Madhulatha is from Telangana's Jagtial district. She has been in the police force for almost 20 years. Throughout her career, Madhulatha has held various posts. She first worked as an SI in the Siddipet district. She was also the first female officer to head the IT corridor women's police station, the first all-women police station set up in 2014.

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