Sasikala jail bribe: DGP Rao, DIG Roopa transferred, Amrit Paul replaces Reddi
Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)
 
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Bengaluru, Jul 17: Director general of prisons, H N Satyanarayana Rao, who is to retire shortly, and deputy inspector general of prisons, D Roopa, both of whom are involved with spat relating to accusation made by Roopa about corrupt practices in Parappana Agrahara prison, have been transferred. 
 
Roopa has been demoted to the post of commissioner of traffic and road safety, while Rao's new posting is yet to be known. Roopa will be replacing Dr A S N Murthy, who has been transferred as ADGP (forest).
 
 
N S Megharik, who is currently serving as DGP (Anti-Corruption Bureau) will take over as ADGP (prisons).
 
Also, M N Reddi, DGP (intelligence) will replace Megharik.
 
Amrit Paul, who is the current IGP (intelligence) gets additional charge as DGP (intelligence). It may be recalled that CM Siddaramaiah had expressed his anger at Reddi and former IPS officer and advisor to the home minister Kempaiah for their failure on gathering intelligence on violence in Dakshina Kannada district and also on the fight between Rao and Roopa.
 
After D Roopa submitted a report alleging that V K Sasikala, jailed AIADMK general secretary, was being extended several facilities in exchange for bribe, Rao had denied the allegation and accused Roopa of making public a report which should have been first submitted to him. Roopa had filed another report later, alleging attempt to destroy evidence of facilities provided to the high profile politician earlier.
 
Roopa had accused Satyanarayana Rao of favouring and according special treatment AIADMK (Amma) leader Shashikala Natarajan in Parappana Agrahara jail 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.
 
Earlier, sources had suggested that Ashit Mohan Prasad, who is the commissioner of traffic and road safety currently, was likely to head the prisons department in place of Satyanarayana Rao.