Bengaluru jail irregularities: CM notice asks cop to avoid media remarks

Fernando Stephens
July 15, 2017

"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.

Roopa, in a report to Director General (DG), Prisons, H.N. Satyanarayana Rao, had said there are speculations that Sasikala paid bribe to prison officials to get special facilities for herself with rumours also of the DG, Prisons, being a beneficiary himself.

The Chief Minister said he has initiated a probe to inquire about the irregularities, however, chided Roopa for disclosing details about the report to the media.

"This is another feather in the cap of Tamil Nadu Government". Roopa, however, completely denies the allegation and insists that she never broke any rules.

Mrs. Roopa told Deccan Chronicle in an exclusive interview that during her visit to Sasikala's cell, she had video recorded evidence on a handycam, which backed her claims of preferential treatment to Ms. Sasikala but the film was "deleted" by some officials in the prison.

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This is not for the first time that the claims of preferential treatment to Sasikala have been raised.

The officer's report based on her inspection on 10 July, however, leaked out, forcing Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to announce an inquiry into her controversial findings.

VK Sasikala is serving a four-year jail term after being convicted in the Disproportionate Assets (DA) case.

We are in awe of her outspokenness and need the likes of D Roopa to stand up the various Sasikalas of life on all levels of state. Abdul Karim Telgi, the kingpin of a multi-crore stamp paper fraud that hit the headlines about a decade earlier, was another.

The DG (Prisons) had already rejected Roopa's allegations. It also shows that there are jail authorities or jailors who were bought by money and shows that how the jail administration is corruption ridden.

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