DCP Sheikh Saleema, first non-commissioned Muslim woman promoted to IPS in Telangana

Sheikh Saleema, currently serving as a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) at Rachakonda Police Station in the city, will become the first female Muslim police officer to be promoted as a non-executive police officer in the IPS service. A native of Khammam district, Saleema was placed in the promotion list of senior police officers at IPS released by the Center on Tuesday.

Saleema is the daughter of Lal Bahadur and Yakubi from Komatlagudem village in Chintakani Mandal. His father, a policeman, himself worked as a sub-inspector in Khammam and retired. Saleema is a biotechnology graduate from Kakatiya University. She was selected as DSP in Group 1 services in 2007 and her first posting was in Kagaznagar, Adilabad district. She has also served as Deputy Principal of Amberpet PTC, Additional Commissioner (Admin) in Madhapur, and is currently assigned as DCP at Rachakonda Police Station.

Coming from an educated family, Saleema has two younger sisters and a younger brother. Her sister Zarina recently sat the Andhra Pradesh group 1 exams and passed the industry exams. If all goes well and she qualifies for the interview, her sister could also be selected for government service.

Another Munni sister works as a motor vehicle inspector in Khairatabad RTO. His younger brother Qasim is a doctor and works at the Care Hospital in Hyderabad. Salima’s husband works in the software industry.

The Union Home Ministry recently promoted 21 non-executive police officers to the IPS and assigned them to the Telangana cadre. The total number of IPS officers in the state has risen to 110.

Other officers raised at IPS apart from Shaikh Saleem are – Janaki Sharmila, V. Thirupathi, S. Rajendraprasad, D. Udaykumar Reddy, K. Suresh Kumar, B. Anuradha, C. Anasuya, R. Giridhar, Ch. Praveen Kumar, N. Koti Reddy, L. Subbarayudu, K. Narayana Reddy, DV Srinivasa Rao, T. Srinivasa Rao, T. Annapurna, PV Padmaja, Janaki Dharvath, P. Yadagiri, KR Nagaraju, M. Narayana.

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