Breaking the stereotypes: These 4 Women Cops of Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad are the real heroes that every young woman needs to celebrate!
In a daring pre-dawn operation, these women captured the notorious criminal who had been on the run for nearly a year. Jusab Allahrakha Sandh, 40, has been wanted in at least 23 cases like murder, extortion, and firing on policemen.
Hardly, he knew his days of freedom were numbered as these brave women, armed with AK-47 and other automatic weapons, made sure that he is brought to justice.
On Sunday morning, Jusaab Allrakha was apprehended by a team of four Gujarat ATS officers — Santok Odedra, Nitmika Gohil, Aruna Gameti and Simmi Mal.
There are some who believe that women officers are meant for desk jobs. But these officers proved them wrong.
The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) officials shared with TOI that they have handed over the accused to CID crime, as the case was under their investigation. But, when a picture of his arrest was released by the police on Sunday, then people across the country couldn’t stop themselves from celebrating the courageous and brave women cops.
The image showed the gangster, who had been using the forest covers of Gir-Junagadh to escape law enforcement, is seen sitting helplessly with his legs on the ground surrounded by an all-women cops team.
While sharing the achievement of this team DIG ATS (Operations), Himanshu Shukla, told TOI:
“In 2014, Jusab was arrested for the killing of a local temple priest over a land dispute in 2012. However, he jumped parole in June 2016 and unleashed a reign of terror”
He further added,
“Jusab was a trigger-happy person. He shot dead a man named Musa in June 2016. In July, he shot dead another person named Jivan Sangani in Rajkot district and then opened fire on the police team which went to arrest him,”
“He was so dangerous that the government had directed us to nab him at any cost, and I am proud that my women’s team did it,”
For the people, who feel women are weak and are not effective in combat situations, M B Zala, a 2009 batch police officer now posted as senior police inspector has the perfect reply:
“Women can be as effective in combat roles as their male counterparts.”
She further added:
“I have been posted most of the time as in-charge of a police station and dealt with rape and murder cases. I was involved in the probe of a 60-year-old woman in Bhavnagar. We are no less than our male counterpart”.
Another cop, Nitmika Gohil shared with TOI:
“My father GH Gohil retired as a police inspector, and so I always wanted to be in the police. We have shown to the world that we can not only match men shoulder by shoulder but also gun by gun”
These brave women are shattering the glass ceilings and showing the world that duty knows no gender. When it comes to duty, women are equally capable as men.
These women are the torch bearer for all those women, who are trying to make a place for themselves in a male-dominated world.
At IFORHER, we are not only in awe of the courage of these young women, but also hope that our daughters would have more role models like these courageous women!
In case you are one of such courageous woman, who is striving hard to break the glass ceiling, do let us know and we would love to share your inspiring story with our community of 1 Lakh+ women.