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Himachal's Shalini is best trainee IPS officer

HT Correspondent & PTI  Shimla/Hyderabad, November 06, 2013
First Published: 23:27 IST(6/11/2013) | Last Updated: 23:29 IST(6/11/2013)

After making it to the Indian Police Service (IPS), Shalini Agnihotri of Himachal Pradesh has added another feather to her cap by winning the Best Trainee Award at the National Police Academy, Hyderabad.

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Shalini, who hails from Amb area of Una district, is the daughter of a bus conductor. She also won the Prime Minister's baton and the home ministry's revolver for being the best all-round trainee officer of the 65th batch of the IPS.

She was honoured by President Pranab Mukherjee during the passing-out parade at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy on Tuesday.

Shalini, who secured the 250th rank in the civil services exam last year, emerged on top of the 148-member batch on completion of 46-week police training at the academy.

She also bagged the Vandana Malik Trophy for the best all-round female officer trainee, LB Sewa Trophy for the best female officer trainee in outdoor subjects, Alakh Sinha Trophy for investigation, GS Arya Trophy for best officer trainee in co-curricular activities and the Home Ministry's Trophy for best essay writing on 'communal harmony and national integration'. Shalini has been allotted her home state cadre.

Himachal industry, labour and employment, and information and public relations minister Mukesh Agnihotri on Wednesday congratulated Shalini on her achievement.

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