She was already an IPS officer, having qualified the civil services examinations in 2012 in first attempt. But Garima Singh was destined for greater achievement.
Garima (centre) with other police officers in Uttar Pradesh. Facebook
Hailing from a small village in Balia district of Uttar Pradesh, Singh wanted to become a doctor. It was her father who persuaded Singh to take up civil service examinations.
Garima (centre) during an illegal encroachment removal drive in Jhansi. Facebook
Garima Singh with her husband. Bhaskar
She was on the team probing the infamous Mohanlalganj rape case and was instrumental in setting up the woman’s helpline number 1090.
While Garima is a diligent officer and posts updates of her work on her Facebook account on a regular basis, she does find some time for leisure activities like watching a movie.
But there was a time when she abhorred the police. She says that she experienced corruption in police force first hand during her college days when a cop asked for a bribe of Rs.100 when she was returning home late at night with friends.
It was only later that her perspective of the police changed when they helped retrieve her lost mobile phone.