- Neelamani N Raju will replace Rupak Kumar Dutta as Karnataka police chief
- Ms Raju, a 1983 batch IPS officer, is from Roorkee in Uttarakhand
- The decision to appoint Ms Raju was taken by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah
The decision was taken by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah after consultation with state home minister Ramalinga Reddy who congratulated Ms Raju on her appointment.
"Congratulations to Karnataka's first woman DG-IGP Neelamani N Raju on her appointment. Wish her a successful tenure in the post," he tweeted.
Congratulations to Karnataka's first woman DG-IGP Neelamani N Raju on her appointment. Wish her a successful tenure in the post.— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) October 31, 2017
Ms Raju took command from Tuesday evening.
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