UP woman police officer conquers Antarctica’s highest peak

Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) An IPS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre has successfully climbed the Mount Vinson Massif, the highest peak in the Antarctic sub-continent, an official said on Wednesday.

Aparna Kumar climbed the 17,000-feet-high peak of the Mount Vinson Massif on January 17.

Along with the Indian tri-colour, Kumar also hoisted the Uttar Pradesh Police flag on the mountain peak.

She is the first woman officer of any All-India Services to have done so.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has congratulated her for the feat.

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