In a letter, addressed to the Prisons DGP Satyanarayana Rao, Bengaluru Prison's DIG D Roopa (image below) has listed several findings that reportedly highlight the wrongdoings in the jail.
The one that has sent shockwaves right through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu is the involvement of AIADMK's interim general secretary VK Sasikala. According to the letter, (the eighth point precisely): A special kitchen is functioning for Sasikala, the disproportionate assets case convict from Tamil Nadu, which is in violation of the prescribed rules.
One part of the letter reads: "Sasikala, a close aide of the previous chief minister of Tamil Nadu, who is currently facing a jail term in the Disproportionate Assets case has been granted a special kitchen room. This is a violation of Prisons Act. There are rumours that you are informed about this and that a bribe of Rs 2 crore has been given for the same. Unfortunately, the allegations are against you, and so it is better that you take the issue seriously and give out a clarification in this regard as soon as possible. I request you to take action against the prison officers/staff guilty in this matter."
Here is the copy of the letter sent to the Prison's Department by DIG Roopa.