D Roopa, the Karnataka Police officer who recently exposed that AIADMK chief VK Sasikala enjoying VIP facilities in a Bengaluru prison, was transferred. She has been posted as commissioner of Road Safety and Traffic reported NDTV. DGP (Prisons) Sathyanarayana Rao also shifted from his post after the woman officer blamed him for the role he played in facilitating VIP treatment to Sasikala.
Roopa, DIG (Prisons), last week had submitted a report to DGP (Prisons) Sathyanarayana Rao alleging that rumours circulated around about a Rs two crore exchange in return for preferential treatment to AIADMK chief VK Sasikala. The report also said that there were allegations against him as well.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah ordered an inquiry on the basis of the report but has warned Roopa for violating service rules as she went to the media with the report. Meanwhile, asking about the shifting said that it is an administrative process, it is not necessary to disclose everything to the media.
Roopa, however, later denied leaking of the report.
Rao, transferred just days before his retirement, had called her allegations "wild and baseless" and insisted that no special treatment was being given to Sasikala.
The officers didn't do themselves any favours with the public sparring. Roopa has been transferred to traffic and road safety. Rao has been given no new posting.
The state government, on July 14, had served a notice on Roopa for going to media with her first report, which had triggered a major controversy, leaving CM Siddaramaiah red-faced.
Lamenting Roopa's conduct, Siddramaiah had said it was "absolutely against the rule book and inappropriate on her part to share details with the media."
An unfazed Roopa had said she did not divulge the details of the report to media.