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

Retired IAS officer Vinay Kumar will probe charges of irregularities at the Bengaluru central prison in Parappana Agrahara including preferential treatment to AIADMK leader V K Sasikala. DH file

Days after exposing alleged corrupt activities in Bengaluru jail accusing AIADMK General Secretary and convict V.K. Sasikala Natarajan of bribing top prison officials for undue favours, Deputy Inspector General (prisons) D Roopa submitted her second report to DGP (prisons) HN Sathyanarayana Rao on Saturday.

Roopa was quoted by the NDTV as saying that she found out about her transfer to the traffic department from the media.

Senior police officer of the state D Roopa who recently exposed the irregularities in the Bengaluru jail has been transferred to the traffic department.

The transfer order comes as a punishment for D. Roopa for allegedly leaking her report on irregularities in the Bengaluru Central Jail. She accused her senior officials of taking Rs 2 crore as a bribe from Sasikala in return for preferential treatment.

The notification release by the Karnataka Government does not specify the post Rao has been been transferred to and who will replace Roopa. "I stick to my report and I stand by it, but I have not divulged details of the contents anywhere", she said while adding that she had not divulged details of the allegations but it was done by others and "hence I have not violated the conduct rule".

The cop was transferred a week after BJP's 11 MLAs and MPS held a meeting with the chief minister over the issue.

According to Newsnation sources, when DIG reached the jail, Superident Krishna Kumar was not on the premises.

Sasikala is lodged at Parappana Agrahara central prison here ever since her conviction in February in the disproportionate assets case along with her two relatives V N Sudhakaran and Elavarasi, all serving a four-year jail term.

Roopa had also highlighted in her report the "special treatment" being provided to fake stamp paper scam kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi. This news created a stir across Karnataka Police circles and the state's Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had to react on the issue.

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