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Govt relieves Kiran Bedi from her duties

The government finally accepts the voluntary retirement plea of the country's first woman IPS officer Kiran Bedi.

india Updated: Dec 26, 2007 18:20 IST

After dithering for a month and a half, the government has finally accepted the voluntary retirement plea of the country's first woman IPS officer Kiran Bedi, who at times got into controversies during her tenure.

The government decided to relieve Bedi, who was holding the post of the Director General of Bureau of Police Research and Development, from her duties on Monday.

"I have received the letter relieving me" from the government, Bedi told PTI. She has since given up her charge at the BPR&D.

Sulking after being ignored for Delhi Police Commissioner's post earlier this year, the Magsaysay awardee submitted her application on November 15, saying she wanted to quit to pursue "strong academic and social interests".

The government had last week indicated that it would continue to avail of the services of Bedi for its project of National Police Mission, but she rejected the offer saying she was not willing to work "for the government" anymore.