'VIP care' to Sasikala in jail

  • 'VIP care' to Sasikala in jail

'VIP care' to Sasikala in jail

Days after Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) D. Roopa Moudgil exposed how AIADMK leader VK Sasikala was allegedly enjoying luxuries in jail after paying a bribe, the officer has been transferred to the department of traffic on Monday.

As the report by DIG (Prisons) D Roopa erupted into a major controversy, a red-faced government asked her to explain her conduct, with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, saying it was "absolutely against the rule book". "I did not break any service rules but ready for fair probe" she added. "We had recorded all these on camera but it looks like they are deleted now", reads the report according to the source.

Roopa had alleged that AIADMK (Amma) leader V K Sasikala was being given preferential treatment at a prison here, including a special kitchen being set up for her, and there was "talk" that senior jail officials accepted Rs 2 crore as bribe to facilitate it.

The Jail authorities of Central Jail atParappana Agrahara in the city today shifted 32 inmates in a hufffollowing serious allegations about corruption charges and drugmafia by a top a police official. The report referred to "speculation" that Sasikala paid Rs 2 crores for privileges and her boss Rao could have been a beneficiary. The Chief Minister has appointed retired IAS officer Vinay Kumar to probe the allegations.

However, the notification does not specify the post Rao has been been transferred to and who will replace Roopa. Instead, it is not appropriate on the part of the officer to go to media and share the details", Siddaramaiah told reporters in Mysuru on Friday."Her repeated statements in the media (even on social media) has embarrassed the department.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who also hold home portfolio have taken to task Home Minister advisor Kempaiah and DG (Intelligence) M N Reddi for not handling properly Parappana Agrahara row.

Roopa had also highlighted in her report the "special treatment" being provided to fake stamp paper scam kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi.