Bengaluru: D Roopa, the firebrand Indian Police Service(IPS) officer becomes Karnataka’s first woman Home Secretary. She is 2000 batch Karnataka cadre officer. Recently, she was in news for her efforts in which various hospitals were forced to return money to the families of corona patient. It was alleged that the hospital were charging exorbitant rates for corona treatment.
Roopa’s posting is part of a recent rejig of IPS officers in the state in which 17 officers have been transferred. This takes the total tally of IPS transfers to 30 in last 2 months in Karnataka.