Whistle-blower DIG shunted out
Jul 18,2017 , 03:14 AM IST
Bengaluru: Karnataka's Deputy Inspector of General (Prisons) D Roopa, whose report alleging bribes made to top officials for preferential treatment to AIADMK (Amma) chief VK Sasikala in a Bengaluru jail triggered a huge controversy, has been transferred.
A government notification issued on Monday says the 2000-batch IPS officer is "transferred with immediate effect and posted until further orders" as Inspector General of Police and Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety. The government has also transferred four other senior IPS officers along with Roopa.
Later in the day, Parapanna Agrahara Central Prison Jail Superintendent Krishna Kumar was also transferred by the government. R Anitha was named as the replacement.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has downplayed Roopa's transfer. The CM had earlier said that action can be taken against the woman officer for violating service rules by going to the media.
Roopa had denied leaking her report to the media and blamed his senior DGP (Prisons) Satyanarayana Rao for it.
Last week, Roopa had submitted a report to Satyanarayana 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 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.