Sasikala bribe charge: Top police officer served notice

Angelica Greene
July 15, 2017

The DIG Prisons said she was ready to cooperate with the investigation called by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. "But, repeatedly approaching the media is prohibited and we have issued a notice to DIG (Prisons) Roopa for violating the rules". Her allegations before the mainstream and social media had brought embarrassment to the police department.

Roopa has since been under fire by senior officers, including Rao and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah as they believe she released the report to the media before submitting it for internal enquiry.

Siddaramaiah, has announced that a committee headed by retired IAS officer, Vinay Kumar, has been formed to look into the allegation of two crore rupees bribery scandal that had reportedly happened at the prisons department to provide undue facilities to beleaguered Tamil Nadu leader, Sasikala. She says that she is willing to co-operate with the probe all the way, but insists that it be thorough and fair.

Meanwhile, D Roopa Moudgil, DIG (Prisons) of Karnataka, who exposed the VIP treatment being given to AIADMK leader VK Sasikala, on Friday alleged that she was being singled out by the State Government for doing her job.

D Roopa had accused some senior jail officials at the Bengaluru central jail of receiving Rs 2cr from Sasikala to set up a special jail kitchen and providing other VIP facilities to the former aide of late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa.

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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.

This isn't the first time that Roopa has spoken out against corruption or discrepancies in police practices.

"There are more irregularities, which I will share in my next letter to the Chief Secretary".

According to Roopa's report, Sasikala's wasn't the only beneficiary.

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