Bengaluru top cop, who exposed Sasikala's VVIP treatment, transferred

Michele Moreno
July 18, 2017

The Karnataka government transferred top IPS official D Roopa, till now the deputy IGP of Prisons after she had revealed a major corruption scam in Parappana Agrahara central jail in the city, to the Traffic wing of the State police.

Roopa had earlier submitted two reports alleging that the senior officials in the department had accepted RS 2 crore from Sasikala to extend her special mess and lodging facilities at the prison.

The woman cop, who made a decision to go against the system and turn into a whistleblower in the matter, stated in her report that the Director General (Prisons) also received a hefty amount of that Rs 2 crore.

"It is absolutely against the rule book", Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said, expressing open displeasure over public comments by the Deputy Inspector of General (Prisons) in her report, which has also brought her superior and other prison officials under a cloud of bribery allegations. She also questioned why no action was taken against department officials, who encouraged inmates to stage a protest after her report. "I didn't speak to media originally, the DG gave the details". Before it turned out big, the Chief Minister issued notices to Roopa Moudgil and Satyanarayana Rao asked them to come out with their explanation on the issue.

Even though there was a demand for inquiry against her, Roopa had said that she stands by her words.

The officer's report based on her inspection on 10 July, however, leaked out, forcing Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to announce an inquiry into her controversial findings.

The transfer comes days after Karnataka government order probe into DIG Roopa Moudgil's report in which she had disclosed that 59-year-old Sasikala was getting royal treatment in the women's cell where she has been lodged since February 15 to serve her sentence.

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