DIG who re­vealed Sasikala’s jail bribe gets Prez medal

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - NATION - Vikram Gopal let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

BENGALURU: Deputy in­spec­tor gen­eral Roopa D Moudgil was on Satur­day con­ferred the Pres­i­dent’s Medal for Mer­i­to­rius Ser­vice at the Raj Bha­van here by gov­er­nor Va­jub­hai Vala.

As DIG (prisons), Moudgil had spo­ken about the “pref­er­en­tial treat­ment” to jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala at Bengaluru cen­tral prison.

In a re­port to her su­pe­rior of­fi­cers, Moudgil said Sasikala had bribed the then deputy gen­eral of po­lice (prisons) HN Sathya­narayana Rao for the pref­er­en­tial treat­ment.

Al­though an in­ves­ti­ga­tion was or­dered, the probe team is yet to sub­mit its re­port. Shortly af­ter her rev­e­la­tion, Moudgil was trans­ferred to the traf­fic and road safety de­part­ment.

Speak­ing to HT, Moudgil said “it is a very big hon­our and I feel vin­di­cated thanks to this.”

Moudgil said she felt bit­ter­sweet be­ing the only woman of­fi­cer to be hon­oured on the day.

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