DIG Roopa report 2: Why no action, boss?

Moudgil DIG of Karnataka at her office in Bengaluru. DH

She accused her senior officials of taking Rs. 2 crore as a bribe from AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala in return for preferential treatment. Roopa had alleged that two crore rupees had changed hands for providing additional facilities to AIADMK general secretary, V K Sasikala, who is now lodged in Parappana Agrahara jail. Roopa, however, completely denies the allegation and insists that she never broke any rules.

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

"We will inquire into her allegations, but she speaking repeatedly to the media is against service rules", Siddaramaiah told media here. "I received the handy cam but there were no videos in it", she added.

In a report to the Karnataka Government, this week, the officer had alleged VK Sasikala, the chief of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK, is enjoying VIP facilities in prison including an exclusive kitchen.

She said, "Targeting me is unfair".

Karnataka's feisty IPS officer D Roopa is not letting the dust settle in her feud with her boss, director-general (prisons) H N Sathyanarayana Rao.

Refuting the claims of DGP Satyanarayana Rao that she had not at all visited the prison, she said that she had recorded the video with a handy cam, which she had borrowed from one of the prison officials in Parappana Agrahara during her visit on July 10.

The question Chief Minister Siddaramaiah needs to answer is - Why shoot the messenger? The State's top jail department official also asserted that Sasikala had been put up in an "ordinary open women's barracks on the first floor". "I will respond to the notice when I receive it", reiterated Moudgil.Sasikala, 59, is in the Parpanna Agrahara Central Jail since February 15 to serve a four-year sentence after she was found guilty and convicted by a trial court here in September 2014 in the two decades old illegal wealth case of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

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

Roop had also alleged that not only Sasikala but fake stamp paper scam kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi was also given special treatment inside the jail.

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