Bengaluru: Hailing from Davanagare, DIG D. Roopa Moudgil is an IPS officer of 2000 batch. She is the first Kannadiga woman officer to get posted in her own state after she secured 43rd rank in the UPSC exams and passed out of her training with 5th rank.
She was in news in 2004, when she was Dharwad SP and led the all-woman police team that arrested former CM of Madhya Pradesh Uma Bharti in connection with a 10-year-old criminal case of hoisting the national flag at the sensitive Idgah Maidan in Hubballi on August 15, 1994.
She has also served as SP of Yadagiri and Gadag districts. While she was DIG of CAR, Bengaluru, she had withdrawn many vehicles that were unnecessarily allotted to senior officers and politicians. She had withdrawn orderlies from the houses of police officers. She is married to Munish Moudgil, an IAS officer of 1998 batch.
Very recently, she had engaged in a war of words with Pratap Simha, the Mysuru-Kodagu MP, after he had tweeted a news story about honest IPS officers of the state going on central deputation. "Politicisation of the bureaucracy does not help the system and society in the long run,” she had replied to his post.