Roopa Moudgil | Family, Wedding Pics, Age, Biography, Education, Height, Scandal, Weight, Husband, Wiki & More
Real Name D Roopa
Profession Civil Servant
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 65 kg
in Pounds- 143 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Date of Birth Not Known
Age (as in 2016) Not Known
Birth Place Not Known
Hometown Davanagere, Karnataka, India
School Not Known
College/University Not Known
Educational Qualifications M.Sc. Psychology
Family Not Known
Caste Not Known
Hobbies Writing, Singing, Dancing
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Husband Munish Moudgil (IAS)
D Roopa With Her Husband and Children
Children Son- 1
Salary Not Known
Some Lesser Known Facts About D Roopa IPS
D Roopa hails from Devangere in Karnataka.
After completing her Masters in Science, D Roopa started preparing for the Civil Services.
In 2000, she cleared the UPSC Examination and secured 43rd rank.
She was allotted the Indian Police Service (IPS) and underwent training at the National Police Academy in Hyderabad. She was ranked 5th in her batch and was allotted to the Karnataka Cadre.
D Roopa is a sharp shooter and has won many awards in Shooting while undergoing training at the National Police Academy.
On 26 January 2016, she was conferred with President’s Police Medal for Meritorious service.
She is well versed with Classical Hindustani Music and is also a trained Bharatnatyam dancer.
She had also arrested Uma Bharti (the then Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh) after the court order in a rioting case.
During her tenure as DCP City Armed Reserve, D Roopa withdrew a number of vehicles (belonging to the Police Department), which were being used in the cavalcade of former Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa.
In July 2017, being the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Prisons, she blew the whistle on the VVIP treatment given to AIADMK general secretary Sasikala in Bengaluru prison.
In her report, Ms. Roopa mentioned how Satyanarayana Rao, the Director General of Prisons (DGP) of Karnataka, was one of the officers on Sasikala’s payroll who helped her avail special treatment- like a separate kitchen. She also revealed how Sasikala allegedly paid Rs 2 crore to jail officials for a ‘comfortable stay.’
On 17 July 2017, Karnataka State Government transferred her out of the Prisons Department to the post of DIG, Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety, Bengaluru. The government issued notices to Ms. Roopa for violating the service rules and going public over allegations against other senior officials.
D. Roopa was five years old when her school teacher asked the students to discuss their future careers with their parents and disclose it the next day. Her mother suggested medicine and her father recommended the civil services. Roopa leaned on the idea of being a civil servant, something that transformed into a goal she never took her eyes off from.
By the time Roopa Divakar Moudgil, now married to IAS officer Munish Moudgil, cleared her Class X board exams, she already knew the subjects of choice for her Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exams—psychology and sociology.
“It was an idea planted by our father. It was his dream to become an IAS officer but did not have the wherewithal at the time,” said Rohini Divakar, deputy commissioner at the income tax department, and Roopa’s sister.
Roopa, 42, did not get swayed by alternate career choices even after she was crowned Miss Davangere (a district about 260km from Bengaluru) twice or by her passion for dancing.
An Arts graduate from A.V.K College for Women in Davangere, Roopa didn’t stop until she cracked the UPSC in her first attempt, becoming the first woman Indian Police Service (IPS) official from Karnataka.
Roopa has enjoyed a stellar record as a police official in Karnataka which includes the arrest of former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Uma Bharati in 2004, removal of orderlies and escort vehicles used by former Karnataka chief minister B.S.Yeddyurappa and taking on local politicians or her own superiors. She was also summoned many times to depose before the Karnataka council speaker after a member of the upper house from Gadag moved a privilege motion against her for arresting him.
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