Tough cop Manzil Saini breaks many stereotypes

March 8th, 2008 - 9:48 am ICT by admin  

(Interview, For Women’s Day March 8)
By Ritu Sharma
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) She switched careers to become a cop - that too after marriage - and went on to unearth the sensational kidney racket on the outskirts of the capital. But Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Manzil Saini says the family support she got in order to be successful is lacking in the case of most Indian women. “I have been able to succeed as my father never compromised with my studies. But the same is not true for a majority of women in the country. And this thinking needs to be changed,” Saini told IANS.

A science graduate and a gold medallist from the Delhi School of Economics, the daughter of a cop had worked with private firms for nearly three years before joining the elite Indian Police Service (IPS).

Defying the clich

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