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Karnataka cop, who pointed to Sasikala getting preferential treatment in jail, awarded President’s Medal

Roopa was a DIG (Prisons) when she made the allegations in a report submitted to Home Department and Director General of Police claiming that certain prisoners, including Sasikala, were being given preferential treatment in Benagaluru prison.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 16, 2017 8:02 pm
D Roopa, President's Medal, VK Sasikala, D Roopa sasikala expose, IG D Roopa, DIG Roopa Prisons, India News, Indian Express The President’s Medal was awarded to DIG D Roopa for meritorious service. (Source: Twitter/ANI)

Karnataka Police, DIG D Roopa who claimed in a report of bribes being taken by top police officials for alleged  preferential treatment to AIADMK leader VK Sasikala in Bengaluru jail, was awarded the President’s Medal for meritorious service on Saturday.

In a function held at Raj Bhawan in Bengaluru, Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala awarded the President’s medal to the top cop in the state. Previously, she was awarded with the President’s Police Medal in 2016. Roopa was DIG (Prisons) when she made the allegations in a report submitted to Home Department and Director General of Police for Prison Department H N Sathyanarayan Rao, in which she claimed that certain prisoners, including Sasikala, were being given preferential treatment in Benagaluru prison.

In her complaint, Roopa had alleged that the AIADMK leader was being provided with exclusive kitchen in violation of prison rules. Just few days after Roopa filed the complaint, she was transferred to the post of DIG, Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety, Bengaluru as Chief Minister  Siddaramaiah ordered a probe into her allegations. Sasikala is serving her time in the Bengaluru prison after being convicted in disproportionate assets case.

The government later dismissed her claims saying, “There is no truth in reports suggesting that Sasikala and (her relative) Elavarasi have been given preferential treatment at the prison.” The government also issued notices in her name for violating the service rules and going public over allegations against other senior officials.

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    Nachiappan
    Sep 18, 2017 at 7:20 am
    Irony dies million times. DIG Roopa who was removed from her post for pointing out the preferential treatment rendered by jail authorities. Do we infer that what she said is a fact SK corrupted Bangalore jail too !!
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      P d amarnath
      Sep 17, 2017 at 8:14 pm
      Everybody knows the fact. There is no meaning of the government refuting the facts. It may not take years to find out the truth. Then instead of finding the truth and proceeding against the officer, the state government is staring at the officer getting awarded president's medal. Shame on the part of the state government .
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        IMP
        Sep 17, 2017 at 6:51 pm
        Hearty Congratulations, DIG Roopa Moudgil. May your flock increase. As for the culprits clan, even the defamation suit had to have crores attached with it. That's the language of the mafia clan. SHAME!!! The Ashoka emblem looks up to the likes of Ms.Roopa Moudgil for restoration of dignity and honour to the Offices it essays. Looking fwd to that day when she assumes the office of the Commissioner or DGP
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          Imsu
          Sep 17, 2017 at 2:58 pm
          It is interesting. While sincerely appreciating the courageous work done my this officer which is rightly recognised by awarding her, the development, action and reactions "against" and 'for' is nothing but immaturity on the part of both the parties and it brings shame to the Nation. Our leaders are justifying in thousand ways that "yes India is fast becoming world number one intolerant nation". Very sad
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            aditya3jindal@gmail.com
            Sep 17, 2017 at 12:58 pm
            Please it's high time India rewarded the honest, straightforward and courageous Meeran Bor ar....
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