Having been transferred 41 times in her 18 years of service, Roopa D Moudgil, the 2000-batch IPS officer of Karnataka cadre, is arguably the most courageous woman officer in the country after KIran Bedi, who shook the system with her daredevil acts during the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Divakar Roopa Moudgil called as D.Roopa is an IPS officer from Karnataka. She is proud to be the first woman IPS officer serving in Karnataka. She was a brilliant and dedicated officer in the Karnataka Police Department.
In the year 2003, Roopa got married to Munish Moudgil from Punjab who is an Alumni of IIT Bombay. He cleared IIT JEE and completed his B.Tech Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay. He too cracked the UPSC Civil Services Examination and became an IAS Officer in the Odisha Cadre. They both first met at the foundation training in Mussoorie and then decided to get married.
"The reward for doing your duty is punishment in the form of transfers. I have been transferred 41 times so far. But, this does not deter me from carrying out my duties wherever I am posted,” she says with a laugh.
The super cop believes women have it in them to accomplish anything and everything if they would only flush out the negative thoughts and be courageous.