Sasikala VIP treatment row: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah orders probe

  • Sasikala VIP treatment row: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah orders probe

Sasikala VIP treatment row: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah orders probe

In her report submitted on July 12, Roopa also alleged that special favours were granted to stamp paper scam kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi in the prison.

Prison Superintendent T P Shesh said Sathyanarayana Rao had been discharging his duties satisfactorily and had not accepted bribe from anyone.

"If Moudgil had observed something unusual during her inspection of the jail premises, she should have brought it to my notice and discussed with me than going to the media".

Rao likewise said affirmed that in the event that she (Roopa) has watched something in jail she ought to talk about it with the expert.

Siddaramaiah said she could have approached any of her superiors about her charges against senior officials.

Yesterday, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) ridiculed the reported "comfort" that Sasikala is getting in jail and said this shows how money can buy comforts in the jail.

Highlighting violation of eight prison rules, Roopa's report stated that Sasikala has an exclusive kitchen and is provided with an inmate to help her with her daily chores.

State Law Minister T.B. Jayachandra has promised to launch a probe and take action, if necessary.

"Court had requested to offer help to her, we are just after court orders", he said.

The officer's report, however, was leaked out creating a huge outrage, therefore forcing the Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to announce an inquiry into her controversial findings.

The top court in February found Sasikala guilty of accumulating assets through illegal means, cutting short her dash for the top job in Tamil Nadu following the death of chief minister J Jayalalithaa on December 5 previous year. "The DG shared the details with media and so service rules should apply to all and not on one", she said, adding, "Let there be a fair probe, I will cooperate", she said.

"There are rumours that Rs 2 crore has been paid as bribe for this".

Rao had denied the allegations made against him.

"Charges are levelled by senior officials, which will have a lot of implications".