DGP for prisons visits Parappana Agrahara jail before inquiry officials arrive

Isaac Cain
July 15, 2017

"So I had to confirm about the report, but I have not spoken to the media on the contents of the report", the DIG Prisons added. Her allegations before the mainstream and social media had brought embarrassment to the police department.

Following the allegations levelled against DGP Satyanarayana Rao, in her explosive letter, DIF Roopa said that a few officials in her own department were trying to destroy the evidence she had collected during her inspection. "Strict action will be taken against any person found guilty of wrongdoing", Siddaramaiah tweeted.

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) have pooh-poohed the reported "comfort" that former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala is getting in jail and said this shows how money can buy comforts in jail.

Mr. Siddaramaiah said she could have approached any of her superiors. "Hence I have not violated the conduct rule".

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"I didn't speak to media first".

Roopa came into limelight for exposing irregularities in the jail.

"This is another feather in the cap of Tamil Nadu Government". The report referred to "speculation" that Sasikala paid Rs 2 crores for privileges and her boss Rao could have been a beneficiary.

She had also raised doubts over the role of Sathyanarayana Rao in the VIP treatment case saying that even after her complaint reached him, Sasikala's special kitchen continued to run. Abdul Karim Telgi, the kingpin of a multi-crore stamp paper fraud that hit the headlines about a decade earlier, was another. She welcomed the high-level probe ordered into her allegations by the government. "Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who also holds the Home portfolio, talks volumes about transparency and corruption-free administration, but he too lowered the dignity of the Chief Minister's office", the JD (S) leader said.

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