IPS D Roopa and Hemant Nimbalkar officers transferred by Karnataka government after public service

Officers D Roopa and Hemant Nimbalkar had exchanged many accusations about the Safe City project and with each other.

Following a controversy surrounding the Safe City Project for Bengaluru and the open rift between two IPS D Roopa officers and Hemant Nimbalkar, the two have been given new posts by the Karnataka government. Nimbalkar, who was an additional commissioner (administration), Bengaluru, was moved to the Department of Homeland Security, Bengaluru. D Roopa, who was the first woman interior minister in the state, has been appointed general manager of Karnataka State Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd, Bengaluru.

These transfers were affected by the state government, along with other transfers between the state’s IPS and IAS officers.

IPS Malini Krishnamoorthy has been appointed Deputy Director General of Police and Chief Secretary of the Government (PCAS), Department of the Interior. In addition, His Eminence Dr. K Ramachandra Rao was transferred to the Department of Complaints and Human Rights, Bengaluru.

The tender process of the multi-million Bengaluru Safe City project exposed cracks in the top IAS / IPS circles within the Karnataka government for alleged double standards in dealing with allegations of corruption. Roopa and Nimbalkar, the additional police commissioner (administration), Bengaluru and the head of the tender committee for the project changed the accusations of wrongdoing regarding the project.

Roopa claimed that Nimbalkar, who was the head of the tender committee, favored a certain committee, violating the rules. Nimbalkar, on the other hand, claimed that Roopa, the interior minister, was interfering with the process without any authority. However, Roopa claimed that she was part of the decision-making process by the chief secretary herself.

She also claimed in a letter to Chief Secretary Vijaya Bhaskar that although the Home Office had launched a prompt investigation into a “false and motivated” complaint against her, it had been reluctant to do the same. against Nimbalkar even after a few months from the CBI requested the sanctioning of the criminal investigation. The letter also states that the IWC requested that criminal prosecution be sanctioned in September 2020.