Vasundhara Chauhan has studied criminology during her Post Graduation degree and is an NCC 'C' certificate holder.(HT photo)
Vasundhara Chauhan has studied criminology during her Post Graduation degree and is an NCC 'C' certificate holder.(HT photo)

‘Dream came true...’: Girl after being appointed sub-inspector by Gehlot govt

  • The girl showed courage against goons and stopped them from freeing their accomplice, a hardcore criminal.
By HT Correspondent, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 09:13 PM IST

For 25-year-old Vasundhara Chauhan, it was a 'dream come true' moment when she came to know that she has been appointed sub-inspector (SI) in the Rajasthan Police.

“I had no idea what to do in future. I just did what a citizen is expected to do. I gathered courage from the training which I got through the National Cadet Corps. I was surprised when I came to know that the government has decided to appoint me SI in the state police,” said Chauhan.

She added, “My feelings are impossible to describe in words. I am thankful to chief minister Ashok Gehlot, home secretary Abhay Kumar, IGP Bharatpur range Prasan Kumar Khamesra and Dholpur SP Kesar Singh. I always dreamt of joining the defence or police services. I was preparing for it. I even studied criminology to understand the nuances of the subject. I am really excited to join the force.”

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Chauhan's brother Deven Singh said that the entire family is proud of her. “My dad Pop Singh Chauhan, who is a farmer, and my mother are so proud of her. With her bravery, she has become a role model for everybody in our family and I am sure for many others. There is no doubt that she will become a good police officer and will make the entire force proud,” he said.

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot decided to directly offer an appointment to the young lady as a step towards promoting women empowerment and as a mark of honour to the girl for showing courage, virility and presence of mind which defeated the perpetrators of crime. The goons were planning to flee with their accomplice, a hardcore criminal who was already convicted for life.

On March 3, five-armed men intercepted a roadways bus midway from Dholpur to Bharatpur and attacked the police challani guards. The bus was carrying the convicted criminal named Dharmendra aka Lukka, an official release from the CM’s office stated.

Dholpur SP Keshar Singh Shekhawat said, “In my entire career, I haven’t seen such an example of public-police participation. While all shut their eyes in fear, it was only Vasundhara who came forward and managed to thwart their attempts.”

“It has never happened before in the state's history where such an appointment has been offered by the government. She told me it’s her dream come true and has filed an SI recruitment form. Her family is happy and cheerful. The CM also spoke to her,” said Shekhawat.

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