Sonia Narang, IPS officer, has been promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in the Crime Investigation Department (CID), the premier investigation agency that is handling many important cases at the moment. She is known across Karnataka for the straightforward and honest manner in which she has solved many cases, and her zero tolerance for troublemakers, Sonia Narang believes that “all are equal before the law”. Narang began her career as a probationer by getting posted in Gulbarga district of Karnataka with the responsibility of managing the elections that were known for being infested with criminal activities. Narang was posted as the Superintendent of Police in Davangere in 2006.
Narang became the first woman Superintendent of Police of the Belgaum district. Her duties in Belgaum included maintaining law and order in a communally sensitive area, and she worked day and night, traveling to every corner of the city to keep anti-social elements in check. And, she was the second woman cop in the history of Karnataka to be the Deputy Commissioner (South Division) of Bangalore.
Sonia Narang is the top woman cop, a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in India’s premier anti-terror investigation agency. A 2002 batch IPS officer from Karnataka cadre, Sonia has her kitty full. She supervised the Kashmir terror funding case. She kept her cool in the face of protests in Jammu when she landed in the city to investigate the Hurriyat terror funding case. She has been involved in the Sunjuwan Army camp investigation and the Naxal funding case in Jharkhand.
Sonia Narang Bio
Name: Sonia Narang
Profession: IPS Officer
Birth Place: Chandigarh
Education: Graduated from Punjab University in 1999- Gold medallist in BA (Hons.) Sociology, Master’s degree in Sociology- Distance education.
Parents: Father: A N Narang, retired as deputy superintendent of police
Spouse: Ganesh Kumar – SP, Bihar cadre IPS officer
Children: 1 son- Shaurya Kumar