For playing an instrumental role in tackling the Mumbai underworld and unearthing some of the most infamous scandals in the history of Maharashtra Police
A 1981-batch IPS officer, Meeran Chadha Borwankar is the second woman IPS officer of Maharashtra, the first woman IPS officer to lead the Mumbai Crime Branch, the first woman Superintendent of Police (Aurangabad and Satara districts) and Commissioner of Police (Pune) in Maharashtra. Born in Gurdaspur, Punjab, she did her postgraduation from DAV College, Jalandhar. Later, she also studied Policy Analysis in Law Enforcement at the University of Minnesota, USA.
Known as a woman super-cop, Borwankar has played a huge role in the extradition of Abu Salem, Monica Bedi, Tariq Parveen and Sharmila Sitaram Naik alias Sharmila Shanbhag. She was awarded the President’s Medal for distinguished service in 2006, apart from the police medal in 1997 and the Director General’s insignia for meritorious service in 1996 and a Hubert Humphrey Fellowship (2001-2).