MP Pratap Simha’s FB post kicks off social media war with woman IPS officer

Bengaluru: Mysuru and Kodagu MP Pratap Simha's veiled attack on the Congress government on social media where he posted a newsreport that honest IPS officers from Karnataka were willing to migrate to Centre as they failed to get due recognition has led to a war of words with D Roopa, DIG State prisons.

The IPS officer - in a post on her Facebook - had criticised the Parliamentarian stating that bureaucracy be kept off from politics.

According to the newsreport four upright IPS officers - Madhukar Shetty, Sonia Narang, Labhuram and Kaushlanedra Kumar - were seeking posting in the centre as the state government has not given them the "right" posting here.

Reacting to his post, the IPS officer posted on her soical media that "I earnestly request you to allow the bureaucracy to function freely from political endorsements. I Know the officers mentioned in your posts on social media personally. I can vouch for the fact that none of them raised hue and cry about political harassment whatsoever."

She further said "Sir, you have said that Mr Madhukar Shetty left the state because no good posting was given to him which seems to be just your imagination. The fact is that there is no post as good or bad in rules and legislations. It is the officers who make a post good or bad. Like Mrs Kiran Bedi who did wonderful work in the so-called nondescript posting as Tihar Jail."

She went on to say that "It's a necessity as well as a desire of every IAS and IPS officer to serve on central deputation for enrichment of job experience. In the preesent case, it's personal choice of these officers to serve outside the state which is a routine thing in administration."

However, her post on her Facebook account has been removed to which the IPS officer has expressed shock. She also alleged that the MP has blocked her on the social media. The officer tweeted that "If u were doing your duty as opposition, I am doing mine as a bureaucrat. No hard feelings."

But MP Simha has stated he just posted the report updated by a newsroom and suggested the officer to spare sometime to read.

She further tweeted

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