Refraining from commenting on the transfer of Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) D. Roopa over a report stating about the irregularities going on in the central prison, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said it is not necessary to disclose everything to media.
She had accused the jail officials, including her senior and Director General of Police (Prisons) HN Sathyanarayana Rao, of having received a bribe of Rs 2 crore to provide exclusive privileges and special treatment to Sasikala.
According to reports, Roopa has been demoted to the post of Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety.
"The interaction of both police officers with the media during the course of inquiry was unwarranted, and amounted to a serious violation of All India Services Conduct Rules", an official release from the Chief Minister's Office said.
"As unfortunately these allegations are also against you, it is requested that you look into the matter and take merciless disciplinary action against erroneous officials", the report signed by Roopa said. "If action is to be taken then it should be against all and not just me", Roopa added.
In an unprecedented development, 32 convicts, who had allegedly complained to DIG Prisons D. Roopa about the irregularities in the prison, were shifted to other district prisons by the central prison authorities on Saturday night. She had also claimed that the AIADMK chief gets special food daily, cooked by special chefs in a special kitchen near the women's cell.
Meanwhile, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president and former Home Minister Dr G. Parmeshwar said, "Let the inquiry report come out".
The move comes days after the DG (prisons) rejected her allegation, saying no such favors were provided to Sasikala.
However, Rao rubbished the charge against him by Roopa, terming it "absolutely false, baseless and wild".