On Thursday, in a report, Roopa stated that AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala had allegedly bribed senior prison officers including Director General of Prisons (DGP) Satyanarana Rao to set up a private kitchen in the Parappana Agrahara central jail where she’s now serving a four year sentence.
In this, she asked why no action has been taken on the first report sent by her, according to sources in the Prisons Department who are privy to the report.
The timing of the Rao’s visit has raised many questions as it took place well before the visit of IAS officer Vinay Kumar, who has been appointed to probe into the allegations levelled by DIG (Prisons) D. Roopa.
One of Roopa’s allegations was that AIADMK leader Sasikala was receiving VIP treatment at the prison for a bribe of Rs 2 crore. “It’s not fair”, the CM said.
Sathyanarayana Rao refused to speak to the media after his visit.
Karnataka’s feisty IPS officer D Roopa is not letting the dust settle in her feud with her boss, director-general (prisons) H N Sathyanarayana Rao. “So I had to confirm about the report, but I have not spoken to the media on the contents of the report”, the DIG Prisons added.
“We will inquire into her allegations, but she speaking repeatedly to the media is against service rules”, Siddaramaiah told media here. “As per information, apart from the Rs 2 crore paid by Ms Sasikala for special treatment, every month, Rs 10 lakh had to be paid”, he claimed. “I will respond to the notice when I receive it”, reiterated Moudgil.Sasikala, 59, is in the Parpanna Agrahara Central Jail since February 15 to serve a four-year sentence after she was found guilty and convicted by a trial court here in September 2014 in the two decades old illegal wealth case of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. Ms. Roopa also said that besides a special kitchen, Sasikala was provided with a separate gallery to meet her visitors. “Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who also holds the Home portfolio, talks volumes about transparency and corruption-free administration, but he too lowered the dignity of the Chief Minister’s office”, the JD (S) leader said.