Transwoman Subhashri gets appointment in TN police department

Chennai: The Tamilnadu police department is yet again leading by example by appointing those from the transgender community.

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami had addressed the State policemen at Kalaivanar Arangam, Wallajah Road, this morning where he gave appointment order to 6,119 personnel selected under the Tamilnadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board (TNUSRB).

Transgender Subhashri was one among them to receive her appointment order.

K Prithika Yashini from Salem became the first transgender woman to become a police officer in India. Last year, she took charge as the first transwoman sub-inspector. Apart from Prithika, four transpersons work as police personnel in the department.

Subhashri said she would work for the benefit of her community people.

At the event, the Chief Minister also received a book, titled Tamilnadu Police Gallant Heroes, this morning.

Director General of Police (DGP) T K Rajendran and other high-ranking officers were present at the event.

Naomi N