Rampur (UP): Amid growing crimes against women in the district, new District Magistrate Shubhra Saxena has assured that stringent action will be taken against the miscreants.
Saxena, who has joined as the tenth DM in the district on March 8, the International Women`s Day, said at her first press meet here yesterday that women should not feel fear while exercising their rights.
"I have occupied the chair on the International Women`s Day, and assure (to women) that my performance will prove that women can take daring and strict decisions as compared to men and moreover," said the newly-appointed DM.
"I have profound knowledge of my rights and I have learned well to make most perfect use of those rights," she said, adding, "Don`t consider me mere a lady, I am a District Magistrate first."
The first woman IAS officer of UP, Usha Chatrath was the first lady collector of Rampur between 1972-73.
She had availed commendations from then Chief Minister H N Bahuguna but was later transferred under political pressure.