Amid the speculations of former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V. Sasikala getting VIP treatment in Parappana Agrahara central prison where she is lodged in a corruption case, a report by the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) (Prisons) D. Roopa has asserted that a bribe worth Rs. 2 crore was given to the prison officials, including the Director General (Prisons) in order to avail special facilities,
On Wednesday, Roopa, an IPS officer of 2000 batch, submitted a report to the state police chief Rupak Kumar Dutta and the Anti-Corruption Bureau, accusing Rao and other senior staff of the prison of indulging in gross irregularities and corrupt practices. Rao is one of the senior most IPS officers in the state.
The letter, apart from the information about Sasikala, also talks about many other illegal instances inside the prison.
- A special kitchen has been set up for Sasikala, which is against the rule of the jail.
Meanwhile, Rao was quoted by Deccan Herald as saying that “Sasikala is a prisoner as good as other women prisoners and she has not been given any special treatment. She (Roopa) has gone to the press and is making false and baseless allegations. We believe that she is doing it for getting some publicity. There is no report submitted to anybody, not even a verbal one. I have issued her a memo in regard to a few issues including her not attending the chief minister’s review meeting held recently.”
Roopa has also mentioned about stamp paper scam accused Abdul Kareem too getting special facilities. "Earlier, he was on wheelchair and court allowed people for his assistance. But now, when he is fine, why is this continuing? In fact, three or four undertrials are there to serve him, who even gave him hands and feet massage," the letter stated.
She also mentioned that she got medical check-up of jail inmates done and in the drug test it has come to light that many convict prisoners are using various types of drug kits in the jail.
- Roopa even pointed out that prisoners are harassing doctors to prepare fake report stating they be shifted to hospital citing health reasons.
- She also said that the DGP was trying to interfere with her work. She said a memo was sent by the DGP to her seeking an explanation on why she went to Central Jail on July 10.
Roopa has sent the report to additional chief secretary DGP prisons and home secretary too to take a disciplinary action against the guilty. (ANI)