Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)
Bengaluru, Mar 18: A remark made by MP, Pratap Simha, about four IPS officers from the state 'migrating' to central service on deputation, gave rise to exchange of some terse words between the MP and DIG (prisons), Roopa D Moundgil.
Pratap Simha, in his Facebook post on March 14, mentioned that four IPS officers were moving to the centre to serve there, as they did not got good posting in Karnataka. He specifically mentioned about IGP, Madhukar Shetty, and Sonia Narang, deputy commissioner of police, Labhu Ram, and Kaushalendra Kumar.
Two days later, Roopa hit back at him, asking him not to politicize bureaucracy, and allow the officers to do their job. She also said that the MP's opinion was a figment of his own imagination. She opined that it would not be good to try to project some persons as heroes, as many people including constables work behind the doors for investigations.
People came up with hundreds of comments on both sides. Simha said on Friday, speaking to media persons, that he had just re-posted a post made by a private news channel in social website. He also said that he had on many occasions, supported officials posted for handling law and order situations.
A day later, Facebook removed her post. Roopa then put up another status exclaiming the ridiculousness of the act by Facebook. "This is ridiculous! My fb post countering honorable MP Pratap Simha s views has disappeared! Dear Facebook, this is not fair (sic)," she said in her post.
She then put up another post titled 'Why the views of honourable MP Pratap Simha are so very wrong and dangerous', in which, addressing MP Pratap Simha, she said, "I earnestly request you to let the bureaucracy be to itself free from political endorsements. Because, politicisation of bureaucracy does not help the system and society in the long run. I know these officers personally - the ones you have mentioned in your facebook post/twitter and I can vouch that none of them have raised any hue and cry about political harassment whatsoever (sic)."