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Published On:31 January 2021
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Mumbai’s Dongri Police Station gets its first Muslim lady in-charge officer

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Mumbai: Muslim women in India are increasingly breaking stereotypes and taking a proactive role in national affairs. Shabana Shaikh has made the community proud by becoming the first Muslim woman in-charge officer of Dongri police station in its history, Hindustan Times reported.

Shabana Shaikh, who is a role model and an inspiration to women in uniform, first joined the Maharashtra police in 1992. Shabana originally hails from the Akole taluka of Ahmadnagar district, and is the first Muslim woman to become a police officer from her district.


Before joining as in-charge officer of Dongri police station, Shabana had earlier served as an inspector in the special branch in the Mumbai police.

Shabana Shaikh was born in a large joint family, and has two brothers and seven sisters. She says that though her father is not much educated but he took care of his children and stressed on education by sending them to school. Shabana moved to Pune for higher education and completed her Masters from there.

Shabana Shaikh said, “I always wanted to do something different. Police service became a natural choice. I failed to qualify for the direct Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) examination for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police. I however cracked the sub-inspector exam in my first attempt, and also completed my MA during the training itself. I also want my two daughters to join the Indian Police Service (IPS) as well.”

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