Bangalore Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) D Roopa, who shot to news for highlighting alleged VIP treatment to AIADMK general secretary Sasikala at central prison, has been transferred to the traffic department.
The transfer comes a day after she submitted a second report on the situation in Bangalore prison after her visit on Saturday.
In the report, she highlighted the state of affairs pertaining to maintenance of the central prison, and alleged that crucial CCTV recordings of VIP treatment to AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala, who is serving a sentence, appear to have gone missing, a police source said.
"There are only two CCTV cameras in the visitors' gallery. Camera number 8 and 9 fitted near the admission room have no recording facility. Sasikala was given a separate room with chair and tables so she can conveniently talk to her visitors. We had recorded all these on camera but it looks like they are deleted now," reads the report.
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Karnataka Govt notice to DIG
The Karnataka government on Friday served a notice on a top police officer for going to the media on her controversial report on alleged special treatment in jail to AIADMK (Amma) leader VK Sasikala, even as she stood her ground, asserting she had not violated any conduct rules.
As the report by DIG erupted into a major controversy, a red-faced government asked her to explain her conduct, with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, saying it was "absolutely against the rule book."
"It is inappropriate on her part to share details with the media," Siddaramaiah told reporters in Mysuru, expressing open displeasure over the public comments by Roopa, whose report 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 and that her allegations before the mainstream and social media has brought embarrassment to the police department.
Roopa was asked to give a reply to the notice served on her, the chief minister said.
It is an administrative process,it is not necessary to disclose everything to the media: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah on cop D.Roopa's transfer pic.twitter.com/RCQjA2akV6— ANI (@ANI_news) July 17, 2017