Pune: Senior police officer and State Intelligence Department Commissioner Rashmi Shukla was appointed the new police commissioner of Pune on Thursday, official sources said.
An Indian Police Service officer of 1988 batch, Shukla will succeed incumbent Police Commissioner K.K. Pathak, who attained superannuation on Thursday.
Shukla becomes only the second woman officer to head the Pune police commissionerate since it came into existence 50 years ago.
Earlier, Meera Chadha-Borwankar, IPS (1981), had created history by becoming the first ever woman police commissioner in Maharashtra and was the Pune police chief (2010-2012). She was also the first ever women to be posted as Commissioner of Mumbai Crime Branch in its 150 year long history.