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Karnataka Railway Police gets its first woman IGP

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Roopa D Moudgil, a 2000-Batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, has been appointed as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Railways in Karnataka. She is the first woman IPS officer to be appointed to this position.

“On this International Women’s Day, Railway Police gets its first woman officer. l’ve assumed charge as IGP Railways, Karnataka. Any complaints/information on offences happening in railway stations anywhere in the state, you may bring to my notice,” Moudgil tweeted.

She has earlier served as the Additional Commandant General, Home Guards and Civil Security Department Additional Director. The IPS officer was also posted as the Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety in Karnataka after serving as the Deputy Inspector General of Prisons in the state.

As the Deputy Inspector General of Police, she had brought to light the irregularities in the Central Prison in Parappana Agrahara, Bengaluru. As per the reports submitted post investigation, it was confirmed that special provisions were provided to some prisoners including V Sasikala, the former AIADMK chief.

Moudgil had cleared the UPSC exam in the year 2000 with an All India Rank (AIR) of 43. She underwent training at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad. She was ranked fifth in her batch and was allotted the Karnataka cadre.

After the completion of her training, she was posted as the Superintendent of Police (SP) in Dharwad District, Karnataka. She also served as the SP in Gadag district and Yadgir district, Karnataka before getting moved to Bangalore.

She did her graduation from Kuvempu University, Karnataka and pursued MA in Psychology from Bangalore University. She is also a trained Hindustani Classical singer and Bharatnatyam dancer.

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