Sasikala gets ‘VIP treatment’ in jail: DIG stands by report, her boss denies

Sasikala bribe claim: A report by DIG (Prisons) D Roopa that has kicked up a storm states that Sasikala has been provided special facilities, including an exclusive kitchen for her meals, in violation of norms in the prison where she is serving time following conviction in a disproportionate assets case.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 13, 2017 3:56 pm
Sasikala, Sasikala jail facilities, Sasikala jail bribe, AIADMK, Tamil Nadu, Satyanarayana Rao, Bangalore jail DG, DIG Roopa DG (Prisons) Satyanarayana Rao said, “The court had ordered to give assistance to Sasikala, and we are only following court orders.” (Source: ANI photo)

Refuting a report prepared by his junior officer claiming AAIDMK leader V K Sasikala is enjoying VIP treatment at Parappana Agrahara central prison, Director General (Prisons) H N Satyanarayana Rao on Thursday said he was open to a probe. Rao also denied that he received Rs 2 crore as bribe and said he was following court orders.

“There is no truth to any allegations in the letter. I totally deny bribe allegations for special treatment to Sasikala in jail. If Roopa, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) (Prisons), has observed something in prison, she should discuss. If she thinks there are allegations against me, I’m open to a probe,” Rao told news agency ANI.

A report by DIG (Prisons) D Roopa claims that Sasikala, in violation of the prison norms, is being provided special facilities, including an exclusive kitchen for her meals and extended visiting hours, in the prison where she is serving time following her conviction in a disproportionate assets case. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has now ordered a high-level inquiry into allegations of irregularities.

Meanwhile, Roopa, who resumed her duties as DIG a few weeks ago, said she firmly stood by her report. “I was on a government sanctioned leave, and when I came back on duty, I found this… Let there be an inquiry on what is happening there,” she told ANI. “When I see something and don’t report, its a lapse on my part. I just reported about the matter,” she added.

Roopa, in her report, has also written about the special treatment being given to Abdul Karim Telgi, who was convicted in a counterfeit stamp paper scam, inside the prison. News agency ANI reported that Telgi gets regular body massage from three-four convicted prisoners who are “assigned” to him.

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    Anirban Choudhury
    Jul 14, 2017 at 12:51 pm
    Situations like above could have been avoided and the high mighty woulnt have dared to try illegal previlages, if they had the fear of tasting the facility of earstwhile Cellular Jail of Port Blair. The solution is Developing a dreaded cellular Jail Narakondam island, North Middle Andaman District, A N Islands,India s: linkedin /pulse/holiday-satire-developing-dreaded-cellular-jail-island-choudhury
    1. R
      Jul 14, 2017 at 10:43 am
      Once easy money for her when Amma was CM, now bribe money to others now. The way she has earned that would leave her the same. Nature of karma.
      1. S
        Jul 14, 2017 at 8:31 am
        she must be either upset she did not get her share of bribe....else reporting about some one getting message from inmates is bull or she is inexperienced
        1. K
          Jul 14, 2017 at 5:20 am
          Our country suffers from SYSTEMIC CORRUPTION. Political criminals who get jailed enjoy VIP / Club-class treatment in jails and they are from all political parties BJP,Congress,DMK,JDU..... The media is so dishonest and polarised today, that they do not focus on the ROT IN THE SYSTEM. SHAME ON THE MEDIA. POLICE across the country (watch UP) are hopelessly CORRUPT and ABSOLUTELY SHAMELESS. We have a SNOOPING INTELLIGENCE that is CORRUPT, PERVERTED and SHAMLESS. By the way, in the last few months we heard that the MANARGUDI mafia paid crores to the CEC, bribed a flock of MLAs (2Cto 10C) and then jail officials. Does the ED/Income Tax seize assets? Is it selective? Are they competent? CAGED PARROTS / DOGS ON LEASH?
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            Venkat Pokkunuri
            Jul 14, 2017 at 3:18 am
            True if she finds some thing wromg , she should discuss with me first so that, i can offer her share/threaten or some other blackmail with the help of politicians she forgot that, this prison is my family estate i can do any thing. Y do we need terrorists from pakistan? we have so mnay s here these are the rogue elements who are the first arch enemies of PM Modi's all good efforts first, these must be weed out these are more dangerous than IS terrorists Center must unilaterally dismiss this officer and send a CBI team until then, the prison must be under central forces Governor should demand an explanation from karnataka govt.
            1. N
              Jul 14, 2017 at 2:02 am
              What a shame persons in good position in Party of Administration tend to go astray in such simple matters - prisoner IS one who committed a serious offence, no matter what his/her rank was before CONVICTION established the crime why then a concession? VIPs cease to be in that rank, once court found them guilty Sasikala should never be extended any special treatment this should be open for verification by any social group after interview with others lodged in the jail and functionaries employed there Money power continues ? the recipient should be immediately dismissed !!
              1. S
                Jul 14, 2017 at 1:09 am
                Usually in past, karnataka cm's opposers, have been found dead, susipiciously, hanging from fan, or shot by bike riders, or undetectable poisonous injections, or soclaimed truck accidents, or even hacked by machetes, etc. Also, Roopa should beware any past historical themes of karnataka's favorite cm.
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                  Jai hind
                  Jul 14, 2017 at 6:44 am
                  Liar ....another Cook of RSS who is instructed to cool delicious fake stories. ..Karnataka is not MP ... Where people can be killed easily and leave without a probe ..Do u want me to remind about vyapam
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                    Alert Citizen
                    Jul 18, 2017 at 3:38 pm
                    If he is a crook of RSS, then you are a crook of Italian Mafia raj in Karnataka. Yes Karnataka is not MP, where, simi terrorists are killed by police in encounter, so innocent Indians are not killed, Karnataka is Pakistan ISI's, new terror hub. And hello no doubt your so called Karnataka is top in India in corruption.
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                  Shafted mohammed
                  Jul 14, 2017 at 12:15 am
                  Criminals who are facing jail sentence are having gala time , so disgusting.
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