Bengaluru: D Roopa, an IPS officer from Davangere, Karnataka exposed the sham running in the Bengaluru Parappana Agrahara Central jail and remains defiant in the face of controversy.
In her report, she has mentioned how the Karnataka Director General of Prisons (DGP) Satyanarayana Rao was one of the officers on Sasikala’s payroll who helped her avail special treatment- like a separate kitchen.
The report reads how Sasikala allegedly paid Rs 2 crore to jail officials for a ‘comfortable stay’. Quashing her report, DGP Rao lashed out against D Roopa and has asked for an explanation and evidences to back the allegations.
D Roopa secured 43rd rank in the UPSC exam in 2000. During her training at NPS Hyderabad, she was ranked fifth in her batch and was the sole officer allotted to the Karnataka cadre.
A sharp shooter, she has won numerous awards in NPA. She was conferred with President’s Police Medal for Meritorious service on 26 January 2016.
A trained Bharatnatyam dancer, D Roopa is also well versed with classical Hindustani music. As a SP, Roopa arrested the then Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Uma Bharti after the court order in a rioting case. When she was DCP of Bengaluru, she withdrew number of police personnel unauthorised to be attendants of VVIPs and politicians.