The absolute highlight of G Janaki sharmila’s career was when as Kovvur depputy superintendent of Police. She went to Mumbai and rescued 21 girls including six minors from a red light area along with C I D officials. after coming to Hyderabad as additional DCP of Cyberabad Central Crime Station. Sharmila is today rescuing girls and women targeted by cyber criminals. She has also cracked down on many cases of economic offences and other cyber crimes.
An MBA graduate from Sri Venkateswara university Sharmila was an imployee in the Andhra Pradesh Women’s Co-operative Finance Corporations before her fateful entry into the police department. A tragic car accident in 2004 near Nagarjunasagar had claimed her 10 months old daughter and left her and her family injured. That was when she decided to serve the people as a cop. ” I always had great respect for the police department. In a way the accident made me realise that my purpose was to serve people” she says
Sharmila then cracked the APPSC group exams in 2007 She served in Kovvur as DSP and rajamundry as Officer on Special Duty before being transferred as the first additional DCP of CCS in Cyberabad. When she took charge as OSD in Rajamundry notorious rowdy gangs were at war. With continuous efforts Sharmila and her team rounded up the history-sheeters and brought peace to the area.
The tech-savvy cop with a b.Tech degree Janaki also supervises major cases in which women are victims. She thinks that any challenges that are faced by women police officers can be dealt with if they are confident. “My family and higher officials always have given me that confidence” she says.
courtesy Hyderabad Chronicle dated 1 st July 2013