IPS D Roopa refuses to accept award from NGO funded by BJP MP

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Karnataka’s IPS officer, D Roopa, who had has again won accolades after she refused to accept an award from an NGO, run by BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar.She wrote to the chairman of Namma Bengaluru Foundation, a Bengaluru–based NGO stating that her ‘conscience does not permit her to accept the reward.’The award carried a “heavy cash reward” Roopa wanted to maintain “equi-distance from quasi-political bodies and associates.”Chandrasekhar, who has funded the RSS-leaning Republic TV, was recently elected to the Rajya Sabha on the BJP ticket.

Karnataka’s IPS officer, D Roopa, who had shot to fame for exposing VIP treatment given to V Sasikala inside a Bengaluru jail last year.Roopa is currently posted as Inspector General of Police (Home Guard and Civil Defence, Bengaluru).

“Every government servant is expected to maintain neutrality and equidistance from all quasi-political bodies and associations that have even the bare minimum political overtone. Only then a public servant can maintain a clean and fair image in the eyes of the public,” she was quoted by news agency ANI.

“It becomes all the more relevant now in the view of the ensuing elections,” she added.

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