Sheikh Salima is the first Muslim woman non-cadre IPS officer from Telangana after being promoted by the Union ministry on Tuesday. He is presently posted as Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda.
Salima was promoted along with 20 other police officers to fill 23 genuine vacancies in the Telangana cadre. The total number of IPS officers in the state has gone up to 110.
She is the daughter of Lal Bahadur and Yakubi, a retired sub-inspector of police from Komatlagudem village of Chintakani mandal of Khammam.
Salima completed her post graduation in Biotechnology from Kakatiya University and was elected as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) at Kagaznagar, Adilabad in 2007. He has also served as the Vice-Principal of Police Training College, Amberpet and Additional Commissioner of Administration. Madhapur.
Salima belongs to an educated family and has three younger siblings – two sisters, Zarina and Munni and a brother, Kasim.
Zarina has recently cleared her Group-1 Mains from Andhra Pradesh and is about to appear for government services while Munni is Motor Vehicle Inspector in Khairatabad, RTO. His brother Qasim is a doctor at Care Hospitals in Hyderabad and his wife works for the software industry.