Woman Head Constable Seema Dhaka traced down the location of 76 missing children and rescued them in a record 60 days, for which she has been rewarded with an out-of-turn promotion — first time in the history of Delhi Police. Seema is a daughter of a farmer from Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh. She was inducted into the Delhi Police in 2006.

“I am happy and content with the reward and recognition that I have got for my work. Such OTPs encourage us to put in a lot more effort,” Seema said as quoted by News18.

She has been promoted to the rank of an Assistant Sub-inspector. Usually, it takes at least a decade for a head constable to reach this position.

Having served in many districts of Delhi, Seema was posted to South East Delhi at the time of her promotion as a Head Constable in 2014. In 2017, Seema was transferred to a police station in the Outer North Delhi district.

Recently, Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava had announced an out-of-turn promotion for the police officers involved in tracing missing children. Motivated by the initiative, Seema decided to take up more such cases.

“I requested my seniors to allow me to trace missing children. I also assured them that the cases I am already working on won’t suffer or their investigation won’t get delayed,” she said, thanking her seniors for showing confidence in her.