DGP and IGP of Prisons, H. N. Sathyanarayana Rao had recommended the transfer of Deputy Inspector of General (Prisons) D Roopa, the police officer who had highlighted the malpractice regarding preferential treatment being given to VK Sasikala and others.
TIMES NOW has accessed the document wherein the transfer orders of D Roopa are clearly highlighted and she has been moved to traffic and road safety.
Earlier on July 14, she had been served a notice by the state government seeking a response as to why she reported the matter to the media.
“It is absolutely against the rulebook,” Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said, expressing open displeasure over public comments by D Roopa on her report, which has also brought her superior and other prison officials under a cloud of bribery allegations.
Siddaramaiah said she could have approached any of her superiors about her charges against senior officials.
“It is inappropriate on her part to share details with media,” Siddaramaiah had told reporters in Mysuru.
Rao wrote to the government slamming the remarks made by the DIG and stated that she had not provided any evidence about her allegations.
In her four-page report after visiting the central prison on July 10, Roopa had said a special kitchen was functioning in the jail here for Sasikala, a convict in a corruption case, in violation of the rules.
Sasikala has been lodged at the Parappana Agrahara central jail here since her conviction in February in a disproportionate assets case along with her two relatives, V N Sudhakaran and Elavarasi, all serving a four-year jail term.
Taking “serious cognisance” of the allegations of irregularities in the central prison, Siddaramaiah on Thursday ordered the probe and warned of “strict action” based on the inquiry report, if anyone was found involved in wrong-doing.