Bengaluru: If you are a government officer and want to remain in good books of government, any government by the way, you should never ever question the people in power. If you do this, be assured you, despite all your services to the bosses, you will be tormented, and tormented hard.
By the way, it doesn’t make any difference if the government is run by the BJP, the Congress party or any political party for that matter.
Senior police officer in Karnataka D. Roopa seems to be learning it hard way. The officer who worked as Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Prisons and who spilled the beans about the special treatment being given to Sasikala in Bangalore jail has reportedly been divested of her charge and transferred.to a new position.
It is merely days when D Roopa had charged convict AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala with bribing officials for VIP treatment in the Bengaluru jail.
She is not the only officer who has been shifted shunted. Karnataka government has also shunted out Director General of Police (Prisons) H.N. Satyanarayana Rao without a fresh posting as he is set to retire this month-end. Roopa and Rao were engaged in a public spat over the alleged privileges given to Sasikala.
reports suggest that an order from the Department of Personnel said that Roopa, an Indian Police Service officer of the 2000 Karnataka batch), had been “transferred with immediate effect”.
Latest reports suggest that D Roopa has been posted as DIG and Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety in Bengaluru in place of A.S.N. Murthy, who will now be Additional Director of Police, Forest Cell, Bengaluru. N.S. Megharikh, IPS, Additional Director General of Police, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Bengaluru, was also transferred and posted as Additional Director General of Police, Prisons, to succeed Satyanarayana Rao.
Besides Roopa and Rao, Director General of Police (Intelligence) M.N. Reddi has been transferred as DGP of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in place of Megharikh while Amit Paul, IGP, Intelligence, will hold additional charge of DGP, Intelligence, in Bengaluru. The transfers and new postings of Rao and Roopa came on a day when an one-man inquiry committee, headed by retired IAS officer Vinay Kumar, was to begin probe into the charges of corruption and irregularities in the city’s central jail.
Roopa faced condemnation from different quarters after she submitted two reports to the government on the illegal activities, including supply of narcotic drugs, gambling and drinking by the convicts and others in the prison, Rao submitted a report on Sunday countering his deputy’s charges. Roopa had alleged that Sasikala, jailed for corruption, was getting special privileges as she had bribed senior officials. Rao denied the charges.