Karnataka transfers DIG Roopa for Sasikala jail expose


Bengaluru, July 17, 2017: The Karnataka government on Monday transferred controversial Deputy Inspector General (DIG Prison) D. Roopa days after she exposed alleged corruption and VIP treatment to AIADMK general secretary Sasikala in the Bengaluru Central Jail.

The order issued by the state Department of Personnel said that “D. Roopa, IPS (Karnataka 2000 batch), Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police, is transferred with immediate effect and posted until further orders as Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety in place of A.S.N. Murthy, IPS, transferred.”

The government also transferred four other senior IPS officers along with Roopa.

However, Roopa refused to react to her transfer. Speaking to media, she said, “I have not received the notice copy and will react only after receiving the copy of the letter.”

Roopa came into highlight after she had submitted a report to DGP (Prisons) Sathyanarayana Rao alleging that there were “talks” that Rs 2 crore exchanging hands to give “preferential treatment” including an exclusive kitchen and other perks to Sasikala.

Roopa’s report had also alleged that the bribe was paid to Rao, who rubbished the charge while the state government on July 13 ordered a high-level probe into the allegations.

Wefornews Bureau

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