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

Rejecting the allegation, D Roopa said that she din't break any service rule and is ready for fair probe.

"As a reward for bribing the prison authorities from Rao to jail warden, Sasikala gets special menu daily, cooked by special chefs in a special kitchen near the women's cell", Roopa is said to have mentioned in the report. The lady cop, who made a decision to go against her seniors and turn into a whistleblower in the matter, stated in her report that the Director General (Prisons) received a bribe of Rs 2 crore. The statement of top Karnataka jailer came after a report alleged that Sasikala bribed Satyanarayana Rao and city central jail officials for undue favours at the Parappana Agrahara prison in Bengaluru.

"I have served an update to Roopa looking for clarification and proof to demonstrate her wild affirmations". He asserted no special treatment was meted out to anybody, adding that even in the matter of visitations, ministers, MPs and MLAs of Tamil Nadu were not being obliged.

An explosive report filed by Karnataka IPS officer Roopa D, has alleged that Sasikala Natarajan, now lodged in the Bengaluru central prison, is being given special treatment. "If action is to be taken then it should be against all and not just me", Roopa, Deputy Inspector General (Prisons), told reporters here. "I didn't speak to media originally, the DG gave the details. You can not have, show me the face, I will show you the rule", she said in a television interview.

It emerged that Ms Sasikala, who is serving a four year jail termin the infamous Jayalalithaa wealth case, has been provided with aninmate as a cook and to do her daily chores.

The letter, apart from the information about Sasikala, also talks about many other illegal instances inside the prison.

The CM reportedly discussed the issue with senior police officers and ordered an enquiry. He categorically denied the allegation, saying no facilities were given to any inmates of the prison.

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

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

He maintained that there was no report submitted to anybody, including a verbal one.