Officer D Roopa Transferred For Allegedly Leaking Sasikala Jail Bribery Report

Sasikala

K'taka hounds whistle-blower

Ms Roopa in a report had alleged that special treatment were given to AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, who is serving a four-year jail term in Jayalalitha disproportionate assets case.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah ordered a high-level inquiry into the allegations levelled by Roopa, who received a notice from the state government for having approached the media over the controversial report. No special treatment is being given to Sasikala, she told reporters on Thursday. "It is an administrative process".

It also said that Roopa has been posted as Deputy Inspector General of Police and Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety in Bengaluru.

Now, a Hubli-based organisation has announced that it will present Roopa with "Jhansi Ki Rani" award in recognition of her dare to bring out the irregularities in the prisons.

Meanwhile, Roopa had rubbished the allegations of exposing the details to media saying it was DGP of prisons who first spoke about the report.

In a second report that DIG Roopa had submitted, she had alleged that the video evidence against both Sasikala and Telgi had been destroyed to weaken her case against them. "Even then, I didn't divulge anything about the report", she explained.

Rao categorically denied all the charges.

Calling the move unfair, BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje reportedly said, "Honest officers are being targeted by the government, and dishonest people are being protected".

Hours after Rao left the prison, Roopa along with a Police Sub Inspector visited the prison and went through CCTV footage and other records of her earlier visit to the central prison.

The Opposition in Karnataka opposed her transfer. "I expected this to happen last week itself. I think this govt (Karnataka govt) wants to protect illegal activities". BJP's Suresh Kumar termed the issue of special treatments to the inmates on a price as a risky one and sought a judicial probe.

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