IGP D Roopa refuses award; citing high cash content

Conveying her refusal, she has informed the organization that she cannot accept the award

Known for whistle-blowing on how jailed AIADMK leader Sasikala is having free access to outside of the Bengaluru jail where she is lodged, the incumbent Inspector General of Police (Home Guard and Civil Defence) D Roopa Moudgil has shot into limelight once more.

This time as she refused to accept an ‘Namma Bengaluru Award’, bestowed by a non-profit organisation Namma Bengaluru Foundation.

Conveying her refusal, she has informed the organization that she cannot accept the award because of high cash reward associated with it.

She cited her “conscience” for not accepting the award.

In her letter, D Roopa mentions how every government servant is expected to maintain neutrality and equidistance from all quasi-political bodies and associations that have even the bare minimum political overtone.

She also cites the incoming elections for the refusal to accept the award.

She had been nominated for the Government Official of the Year category.

Eight government officers including Roopa have been shortlisted for the award and the winner will be announced at an event in Bengaluru.

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