VIP treatment to Sasikala in jail: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah orders high-level probe

13 July 2017, 01:50 PM
VK Sasikala (File photo: PTI)
VK Sasikala (File photo: PTI)

A day after DIG Roopa made allegations that interim AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala paid bribes and got special VIP favours for herself in the Bengaluru jail, where she is currently lodged, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said he has ordered an inquiry into the matter.

“We have taken serious cognizance of allegation of irregularities in Bengaluru Central Prison & ordered high level inquiry. Request all to await the outcome of this inquiry. Strict action will be taken against any person found guilty of wrongdoing,” Siddaramaiah tweeted.

As it was speculated that AIADMK general secretary and convict in corruption case, VK Sasikala  is receiving special treatment in Parappana Agrahara central prison, a report prepared by DIG (Prisons ) D Roopa divulged that former Jayalalithaa’s aide has allegedly bribed Rs two crore to jail officials including DG (prisons ) Satyanarayan Rao to enjoy the facility.

The DIG (Prison) stated in her report to the additional chief secretary, DGP (Prisons) and home secretary that a special kitchen has been set up for Sasikala which is against the norm.

In the report, it is said that special treatment is also being given to Abdul Karim Telgi who is convicted in fake stamp paper scam. DIG (Prisons) D Roopa also said that 3-4 convicted prisoners have been deputed to Abdul Karim Telgi for body massage.

D Roopa, DIG (Prisons) said she was on government sanctioned leave and found this after returning to the job.  

ALSO READ | AIADMK leader Sasikala paid bribe to get VIP treatment in Karnataka jail, claims DIG (Prisons)

The DIG (Prisons) further said it could be a lapse on her part if she does not report to the government. She further said that the government should do a fact-finding report whether her report was correct or not. 

On the other hand, DG (prisons ) Satyanarayan Rao denied all allegations, saying that he is ready to face any probe. Rao also said that DIG (Prisons) D Roopa should discuss with him if she observed any wrongdoing in prison. He said there was no truth in her report. 

ALSO READ | Charges framed against Sasikala in FERA violations case

Rao said that they are following court orders as the court had stated to give her assistance.

First Published: Thursday, July 13, 2017 01:44 PM
For all the latest India News Download the News Nation App available on Android and iOS.