Sasikala jail bribery row: HS Revanna replaces D Roopa as DIG Bengaluru
Roopa grabbed headlines when she reported tha tVK Sasikala was being given VIP treatment in the Parappana Agrahara Central prison.india Updated: Jul 18, 2017 20:58 IST
IPS HS Revanna has been appointed as Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) Bengaluru and also given additional charge of Chief Superintendent, Bengaluru Central Jail replacing D Roopa.
Earlier in the day, NS Megharik took additional charge as Director General (Prisons) Bengaluru replacing HN Satyanarayana Rao.
Roopa grabbed headlines when she, in a report, said that All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader VK Sasikala availed VIP treatment in the Parappana Agrahara Central prison by bribing jail officials.
She also said that rumours also indicated that Sathyanarayana Rao was also a beneficiary.
State government on Monday transferred her out of the Prisons Department to the post of DIG, Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety, Bengaluru.
Meanwhile, Roopa on Tuesday said that the government has the right to transfer officers and followed the orders accordingly.
“The government has every right to transfer officers. I followed the orders. I am thankful to Madam Kiran Bedi as the support from her is invaluable to me,” D. Roopa told media here
A recent report by Roopa had asserted that a bribe worth Rs. 2 crore was given to the prison officials by Sasikala, including Satyanarayana, in order to avail special facilities in the Parappana Agrahara central prison.
To this regard, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah assured that strict action would be taken against the guilty, while taking cognizance of allegations of irregularities in the Bengaluru central prison.
Siddaramaiah said he has ordered a high-level inquiry into the matter.
Rao categorically denied all the charges while Roopa maintained her stand, saying that she has no issue with an inquiry taking place into it.
Roopa had also said she is being unnecessarily targeted and singled out for exposing irregularities at the Parappana Agrahara Central prison.