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Coming soon: Kiran Bedi on Star Plus

India's first woman IPS officer Kiran Bedi is all set to appear on Star Plus show Aap Ki Kachehri.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2008 07:10 PM IST

India's first woman IPS officer Kiran Bedi will venture into television with a role that fits her like a glove.

She will play a facilitator in STAR Plus's new show Aap Ki Kachehri delivering instant justice in a swift and decisive court of alternate dispute redressal.

"My belief and thirst for instant justice drove me to join the Indian Police Force," she said. "I have no patience," added Bedi, who opted for voluntary retirement last year.

Known for 35 years of welfare policing, Bedi announced her television series Tuesday and said it would act as continuity to her service.

The programme serves as an alternate dispute redressal forum for people who would want to solve their issues amicably and voluntarily.

"It is now my turn to reciprocate the love and trust the masses have placed in me. The viewers can see the transition from khaki to black," she said here at the press meet.

Though Bedi took voluntary retirement two years before her tenure, she is still connected to her work.

"My Thursdays are for public. My garden is full of people who come to me for help and suggestions," she said.

"I always wanted to chase my dream of being associated with the Bar Council. I have now realised that dream, after my retirement," she added.

Asked about her role model, Bedi promptly said: "I do not stick to one person. I admire different qualities in different people. But if I have to choose one person, then it has to be my mother."

She also highlighted the fact that she has turned injustice to justice for herself. "I took myself out of the system when I realised that now I could be subjugated."

Bedi, who has recently been conferred the prestigious Annemarie-Madison Award, says she has no plans of joining politics in the near future.

"I have an inclination towards public life," she said.

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