Just days after she exposed the VVIP treatment being enjoyed by the former AIADMK general secretary, VK Sasikala inside Bengaluru prison, the top cop D Roopa has been transferred by the state’s Congress government.
Roops has now been transferred to the traffic department, reported news agency ANI.
The opposition leader HD Kumaraswamy said that he was surprised by the state government’s decision adding that This government wants to protect illegal activities.”
Roopa had alleged that AIADMK (Amma) leader V K Sasikala was being given preferential treatment at a prison here, including a special kitchen being set up for her, and there was “talk” that senior jail officials accepted Rs 2 crore as bribe to facilitate it.
Deputy Inspector of General (Prisons) D Roopa made these allegations in a report submitted to DGP (Prisons) H S Sathyanarayana Rao on Thursday.
In the four-page report after visiting the central prison on July 10, Roopa said a special kitchen was functioning in the jail for Sasikala in violation of prison rules.
“There are rumours that the kitchen is continuing to function despite the issue being brought to your (Rao) notice. There is also a talk that Rs 2 crore has been paid as bribe for this.
“As unfortunately these allegations are also against you, it is requested that you look into the matter and take merciless disciplinary action against erroneous officials,” the report signed by Roopa said.
She was later served a notice by the state’s Congress government asking her to explain why she reported the issue to the media.
“It is absolutely against the rulebook,” Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said, expressing open displeasure over public comments by Deputy Inspector of General (Prisons) D Roopa on her report, which has also brought her superior and other prison officials under a cloud of bribery allegations.