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CS Lepcha takes charge of Siliguri as first lady police commissioner

Prashant Acharya

SILIGURI : CS Lepcha took charge as the police commissioner of Siliguri, to become the first lady police commissioner of the state. After taking over from her predecessor, Manoj Verma, the 1999 IPS batch cadre said, "My aim is to develop the relationship between the police and the public and put more emphasis on law and order in Siliguri." Lepcha was in first posted in Darjeeling as additional superintendent of police before being transferred to Siliguri as DSP. She was then made Special SP IB, Siliguri following which she became DIG of Jalpaiguri range and Malda range before coming back to Siliguri as the police commissioner.  Manoj Verma, who has been give charge as Special IG, West Bengal traffic, said, "My tenure as police commissioner of Siliguri was a good experience. I love the people of Siliguri as they have supported me in maintaining law and order." At present, there are five police commissionerates in West Bengal, namely Howrah, Bidhan Nagar, Asansol, Barrackpore and Siliguri.

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