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

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

Days after Deputy Inspector General of Prisons D. Roopa Moudgil raised issue of irregularities in Parappana Agrahara Central Prison, she has been transferred to the traffic department.

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. Things changed completely today after Roopa Moudgil has been asked to move to the Road Safety and Traffic department. Talking to reporters in Bengaluru the day after she exposed senior jail officials for allegedly taking bribe to provide facilities to Sasikala feels letdown by the Government and finds that she has been targeted.

Roopa denied revealing her report to the media and blamed Rao.

The release said that even as the inquiry was in progress, the DG and the DIG went to the media.

We are in awe of her outspokenness and need the likes of D Roopa to stand up the various Sasikalas of life on all levels of state. "If action is to be taken then it should be against all and not just me". The CM was speaking in the backdrop of the con troversy over DIG (Prisons) D Roopa raising the issue of alleged preferential treatment to VIP prisoners in the Bengaluru prison in a report to her higher-ups.

The Chief Minster said the government is committed to allow the inquiry to proceed unhinged, so that evidence based truth emerges, following which necessary and strict action will be taken to bring the guilty to book. He has also been transferred, but without charge, as he is set to retire at the end of the month. It is said that the report also mentions of a separate gallery provided to Sasikala to meet her visitors.

While 21 inmates were sent to Ballari prison, 11 were sent to Belagavi prison, sources said. The tension escalated to the extent that she had to leave the jail premises in a hurry.

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