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1st female IPS ‘pole star’ back from deputation

Lucknow: IPS Aparna Kumar, the first woman IPS officer to reach the South Pole has returned from her Central deputation as DIG, ITBP. Carrying a weight of about 35 kilograms, she traveled 111 miles on ice to reach the South Pole. Prior to this, she also conquered the top 6 mountain peaks of six continents of the world.

She is a 2002 batch IPS officer of UP cadre and was presently posted as DIG in the Border Gate Complex of Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP). IPS Aparna Kumar originally hail from Kerala and is married to IAS Sanjay Kumar, an IAS officer, presently secretary of Finance department in UP. When IPS officer Aparna Kumar saw the snow-capped mountains during her administrative services training in Mussoorie in 2002, she decided that she would climb the mountains.

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