The first lady IPS officer of Karnataka, D Roopa Moudgil has been appointed as Home Secretary to Government of Karnataka. Adding another feather in her cap, she becomes the first woman officer to achieve this feat. D Roopa is a 2000 batch IPS officer who is currently holding the post of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Railways, Bengaluru. She will soon replace Umesh Kumar, a 1995-batch IPS officer, as Home Secretary in the state.

Taking the news to Twitter, D Roopa shared with her followers and wrote: “I’ve assumed charge as Home Secretary, Govt of Karnataka. Incidentally, I learnt that I am the first woman in that post. Thanks for all your wishes.”

Similarly, 17 more ranked officers have been transferred within the government a month after shuffling 13 senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officers in a major rejig, the Times of India reported.

What You Should Know

  • D Roopa Moudgil, the first woman IPS officer of Karnataka, appointed as Home Secretary to Government of Karnataka.
  • Roopa made headlines when she exposed alleged bias at the central jail in Bengaluru, pertaining to the VIP treatment of AIADMK chief Sasikala, back in 2017.
  • Transferred over 41 times in 20 years, Roopa has always believed that she is an officer first and then a woman.

D Roopa is best known for taking on cases involving politicians and senior IPS officers. In 2017, she was honoured with President’s Medal by Karnataka government for her courageous work in exposing irregularities at the central jail in Bengaluru, TOI had reported. The officer made headlines when she exposed alleged bias at the jail, pertaining to the VIP treatment of AIADMK chief Sasikala. Roopa had alleged that late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa’s aide Sasikala had received special treatment at the jail.

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“When we joined the National Police Academy for IPS training, we were told that we are officers first and then women,” Roopa had told SheThePeople.

She fearlessly worked towards maintaining jail decorum and this led to her getting transferred over 41 times in 20 years of service but she continually fought and won the public’s hearts.

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Feature Image Credit: Hindustan Times

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