Meet Archana Singh- The First Woman SHO of Indian Railway Police

When Agra citizens hear Archana Singh’s name, they get goosebumps. She is quite popular among her colleagues as ‘Lady Dabang’ of the 1996 batch. Archana Singh has been appointed as the first woman station house officer (SHO) of the Government Railway Police (GRP). Archana Singh has been given the responsibility to take care of the busy Agra Fort station.

Archana Singh has a wide range of experience in her field, having plied her trade for 20 long years as a woman station house officer. She expressed that she will not disappoint the seniors who have shown faith, confidence in her. “This is a great honour for me, for my 20 year-long service in Uttar Pradesh police. I will not let down my seniors who have shown confidence in me,” said Archana Singh.


“She is the first woman SHO of GRP in the country. Singh is the best candidate we had in mind while deciding on the appointment of an SHO at Agra Fort station. She is competent in tackling criminals as well as dangerous situations,” SSP Khanna said.

She is the wife of late sub-inspector Brijendra Bahadur Singh, who passed away in Hamirpur in a crossfire during a dangerous encounter. “It is simple. Be punctual, reach the station at 10 am sharp and be alert and vigilant. As a woman cop, my priority will be to zero down on women harassment cases in the Railways.”

Besides being a brave cop, Singh takes care of her three children. She was previously leading the anti-eve teaser squad of GRP Agra division.

“Woman harassment is a bigger menace in our country. Even women police officers feel unsafe in many circumstances. As a team leader my job is to boost confidence in them and help other women passengers too,” she said.

Last year, in June, 3 women constables patrolling in Parashnath Express were harassed by four men. After coming to know, Archana Singh had come to their rescue and managed to catch the gang. This sums up the essential Dabang lady officer for you!

(Inputs- TOI)

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