Published: Sun, July 16, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Special treatment to Sasikala: K'taka CM orders probe

Special treatment to Sasikala: K'taka CM orders probe

AIAIDMK chief Sasikala Natarajan allegedly paid a Rs. 2 crore bribe to jail officials to get special treatment, according to the a report filed by DIG Prisons D Roopa.

The officer in a report to Karnataka government had alleged that AIADMK chief VK Sasikala was enjoying VIP facilities in the Bengaluru prison.

Director Inspector General (DIG) of Prisons D. Rupa Moudgil has alleged that Sasikala, 59, was getting VIP treatment with a makeshift kitchen in her cell in the Parappana Agrahara Jail on the city's southern outskirts, with another inmate preparing food for her.

The government also set up a probe, byformer IAS officer Vinay Kumar, into the allegations made by Roopa in her report.

Siddaramaiah has issued a notice to Roopa for going to media with her allegations about special treatment to Sasikala at Parappana Agrahara Central prisons.

The latest reports state that the AIADMK head paid a total sum of Rs 2 crore to get her exclusive priviliges in the prison.

Roopa has sent the report to additional chief secretary DGP Prisons and the Tamil Nadu home secretary to take a disciplinary action against the guilty.

Ms. Sasikala has been in jail since February this year, serving a four-year jail sentence for corruption. He said that he had issued a memo to the DIGrecently with regard to a few issues including her not attending theChief Minister's review meeting held recently.

Keeping up his remain of not required in anything illicit, Rao said that if DIG Roopa Moudgil "thinks there are claims against me, I'm interested in test".

Earlier in the day, CM Siddaramaiah had said that "it was absolutely against the rule book". She added that she will cooperate if a fair probe is initiated.

Mr. Satyanarayana Rao has called her allegations "wild and baseless".

Roopa, on the the hand, pitched for a fact finding enquiry to check if her report's authenticity.

The JD (S) leader said the State Government's image was lowered by such bribery charges against senior rank officials.

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