Sasikala prison bribery case: Bengaluru DIG D Roopa transferred to traffic department

Sasikala prison bribery case: Bengaluru DIG D Roopa transferred to traffic department

Sasikala prison bribery case: Bengaluru DIG D Roopa transferred to traffic department

Days after irregularities in the Bengaluru Central Jail was exposed by Police Officer D. Roopa's leaked report, the Siddaramaiah government has chose to transfer the officer.

Yeddyurappa said that instead of taking action on Roopa's report and interrogating the irregularities, the authorities have transferred her. "She has not given any report to me or the government against me or other jail officials", Rao told IANS. "The prison diary entry states if he has health issues he should be transferred out of a highly sensitive facility like Parappana Agrahara and posted in a smaller prison in the state", a sources said.

When things are going smooth, IPS officer Roopa Moudgil stepped out with an allegation that DIG (Jails) Satyanarayana Rao along with his subordinates have been bribed by Sasikala for special treatment in the jail she has been residing in.

Siddaramaiah said she could have approached any of her superiors about her charges against senior officials and that her allegations before the mainstream and social media has brought embarrassment to the police department. The State's top jail department official also asserted that Sasikala had been put up in an "ordinary open women's barracks on the first floor".

Roopa has since been under fire by senior officers, including Rao and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah as they believe she released the report to the media before submitting it for internal enquiry. The tension escalated to the extent that she had to leave the jail premises in a hurry. As many as 800 prisoners had gathered to share their grievances with Roopa when she visited the prison on Saturday afternoon.

According to Roopa's report, Sasikala's wasn't the only beneficiary.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who also hold home portfolio have taken to task Home Minister advisor Kempaiah and DG (Intelligence) M N Reddi for not handling properly Parappana Agrahara row. She is also reportedly allowed several visitors, which is a violation of rules.

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