Here, is the story of our very own Dr Sanjukta Parashar, a young and dynamic IPS officer, who followed the footsteps of Kiran Bedi in one of the most male-dominated profession in the world.
She is the first and only Assamese lady IPS officer. Despite having secured 85th Position (All India Ranking) in the UPSC, she opted the call of the uniform by joining the Police service, when most other women cadres chose to join IAS, reported Assam’s daily The Sentinel.
Born to Dulal Chandra Barua, an engineer with the irrigation state department and her mother Meena Devi, who worked with the Assam Health Services. She passed out her Class X from Holy Child School in Guwahati and graduated at Indraprastha College for Women in New Delhi. Then she went to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for her Masters, M.phil and Ph D.
In 2008, when she got her new job posting as Assistant Commandant of Makum. Maybe it was an interesting sign of fortunate or unfortunate experience, within two hours of her joining the office, she was assigned to move to Udalguri, upon urgent intervention to prevent the situation in the area where ethnic clashes between the Bodo and illegal migrants from Bangladeshi had broken out. There she realized how one could lose everything in just a fraction of a second, simply on account of being born to a different community.
Later the same year, she got married to Puru Gupta, who is currently the Deputy Commissioner of Chirang district of Assam and they are blessed with a two-year-old son. Dr Sanjukta Parashar, now holds the post of Superintendent of Police (SP) of Jorhat District of Assam.