DIG Roopa is right, VIP status was given to Sasikala in Parappana Agrahara says report

karnataka | Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Highlights
  • Former DIG of Prison's Department D Roopa's allegations of seniors giving VIP status to convict V Sasikala in Parappana Agrahara has been proved right
  • Then Director General of Prisons Satyanarayana Rao had rubbished the allegations of Roopa
  • This resulted in forming a committee to find out the truth if Sasikala was given VIP treatment in the Bengaluru jail
  • The committee has submitted its report now, stating the allegations of Roopa were  right

Former DIG of Prison's Department D Roopa's allegations of seniors giving VIP status to convict V Sasikala in Parappana Agrahara has been proved right. The committee led by IAS officer Vinay Kumar which probed the jail bribery case has submitted its report in this regard, backing Roopa's claims.

Then Director General of Prisons Satyanarayana Rao had rubbished the allegations of Roopa. This resulted in forming a committee to find out the truth if Sasikala was given VIP treatment in the Bengaluru jail, despite the Supreme Court clearly stated that she was a convict and should be treated as a common prisoner.

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Following the submission of complaint against the irregularities in the jail, DIG Roopa was transferred as a DIG, Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety, Bengaluru.

Speaking to News X, IPS officer Roopa said that she is happy that the report is now out. But she stressed the importance of probing the issue further as it is not in the power of the Committee's jurisdiction to find out if money changed hands.

VIDEO: Convicts Sasikala and Ilavarasi leave Parappana Agrahara premises

This probe has to be taken up by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) to prove if there was any transaction between the senior officers and Sasikala to grant her the VIP facilities.

Earlier, former DIG Roopa had alleged that Rs  2 crore was taken from Sasikala to provide her TV, a corridor to herself. It was also alleged that Sasikala without getting any parole had sneaked out of jail to MG Road and other places in Bengaluru.

ALSO READ: After TV, table and cooking utensils, does Sasikala have an entire barricaded corridor for herself in the 

Speaking to News X, IPS officer Roopa also told that being a whistleblower, she was never harassed. "I did my duty, and I hope other officers will also do their duties. No one harms an officer of an IPS rank," she said.

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