Prez’s Medal for DIG Roopa who al­leged spe­cial treat­ment for Sasikala in B’luru prison

The Asian Age - - Front Page -

Ben­galuru, Sept. 16: For­mer DIG D. Roopa, who high­lighted in a re­port al­leged ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties at the Cen­tral jail here, in­clud­ing pref­er­en­tial treat­ment to AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, was on Satur­day con­ferred the Pres­i­dent’s Medal.

The award was pre­sented to Roopa for her mer­i­to­ri­ous ser­vice by gov­er­nor Va­jub­hai Vala at a cer­e­mony at Raj Bha­van in the pres­ence of Kar­nataka chief min­is­ter Sid­dara­ma­iah and home min­is­ter Ra­ma­linga Reddy.

Other po­lice of­fi­cials se­lected for the Pres­i­dent’s medal for their mer­i­to­ri­ous ser­vice were also con­ferred the medals.

In July, then DIG of Pris­ons D. Roopa, had submitted a re­port to the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Pris­ons stat­ing that Sasikala, serv­ing a fouryear sen­tence in the dis­pro­por­tion­ate as­sets case at Para­panna Agra­hara Cen­tral Prison, was given pref­er­en­tial treat­ment and there was “a talk” that Rs two crore had ex­changed hands.

Sub­se­quently, both Roopa and the DG were trans­ferred after they were locked in a pub­lic spat over the is­sue and a high-level probe or­dered into the claims.

D. Roopa

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