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Karnataka police officer who alleged VIP treatment for Sasikala in jail transferred

Roopa alleged that Sasikala enjoys an exclusive kitchen and other facilities in prison. Photograph: (ANI)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 17, 2017, 01.59 PM (IST)

D Roopa, the Karnataka police officer who alleged that VK Sasikala received preferential treatment in Bengaluru Central Prison by paying a bribe, was transferred on Monday.

Roopa has been transferred to the traffic department as the Inspector General of Police and Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety.

A recent report by DIG (Prisons) Roopa had asserted that a bribe worth Rs. 2 crore was given to the prison officials, including director central of prisons HN Satyanarayana Rao, by Sasikala in order to avail special facilities in Parappana Agrahara central prison.

Roopa alleged that Sasikala enjoys an exclusive kitchen and other facilities in prison.

Rao categorically denied all the charges. He has also been transferred, but without charge, as he is set to retire at the end of the month.

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah had assured that strict action would be taken against the guilty. He said he has ordered a high-level inquiry into the matter.

 

She had earlier arrested Uma Bharti when she was SP of Madhya Pradesh police (WION)

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