By Shambhavi Singh: It is hardly an exaggeration to call Sanjukta Parashar, an Assam IPS officer, another name for bravery. Terrorists fear her name because she roams the Assam woods with an AK-47, seeking out anti-social individuals.
Sanjukta Parashar, who was born in Assam, is credited with eliminating 16 terrorists in 15 months, capturing over 64, and seizing tonnes of ammo and weapons. In Assam, her name is enough to strike dread into the hearts of militants.
Sanyukta finished her schooling in Assam before graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Indraprastha College in Delhi and a Master’s degree in international relations from JNU in Delhi. After this, she did MPhil and Ph.D. in US Foreign Policy.
Sanjukta, an IPS officer from the 2006 batch, received the 85th position in the All India Civil Services Examination. She then decided on the Meghalaya-Assam cadre. Sanjukta Parashar’s first assignment was as an Assistant Commandant at Makum, Assam, in 2008.
She was then transferred to Udalgiri to quell the conflict between Bodos and Bangladeshis.
Sanjukta Parashar commanded a team of CRPF jawans while serving as the SP in Assam’s Sonitpur district. Photos of the operation and the clash with Bodo insurgents went viral on social media, showing her and her entire crew holding AK-47 weapons. Sanjukta Parashar was the leader of the anti-Bodo terrorist operation in 2015.
Aside from that, she imprisoned 64 Bodo insurgents. Sanjukta’s squad had also discovered a large stash of weapons and ammo. In 2014, her squad arrested 175 terrorists, compared to 172 in 2013.
Sanjukta Parashar, in addition to being a tough police officer, spends the majority of her time helping people in relief camps whenever she has a break from work. She claims that only criminals should be afraid of her because she is humble and loving.