New Delhi: Chhaya Sharma IPS, who investigated the brutal 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape case, has been appointed as the joint commissioner (Economic Offences Wing) in the Delhi Police, according to an official order issued on Tuesday.
Chhaya Sharma IPS was serving as the director in the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).
The order issued by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal said seven IPS officers are being transferred with "immediate effect".
Chhaya was appointed as the director in the CVC on July 27, 2020.
The Centre last month approved Chhaya premature repatriation "to her parent cadre to avail the benefit of promotion".
Chhaya was the Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) in Delhi in 2012 when she handled the investigation in the brutal Nirbhaya gang-rape case. She, along with six others, was chosen for the 2019 Asia Society Game Changers Award for redefining the role of female police officers.
The 1999-batch IPS officer of the AGMUT cadre has also served as the DGI at the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).