- CCTV footage of Sasikala entering prisons from outside led by former prisons official has gone viral
- The footage has been submitted by DIG Roopa to substantiate her allegations of irregularities in the prisons
- IPS officer Roopa had alleged that Sasikala had bribed prisons officials for special privileges
Jailed AIADMK leader Sasikala Natarajan not only had a cell and a special kitchen for herself, but she apparently had the 'special privilege' to go out too! The shocking images of Sasikala and her aide Ilavarasi casually walking into the Parappana Agrahara prisons main entry area led by superintendent of women's prisons has gone viral.
The shocking CCTV footage that firmly substantiates the allegations that Sasikala was extended special privileges in the prisons have been submitted by DIG Roopa before the Anti-Corrption Bureau (ACB).
After being summoned by the ACB, DIG Roopa has submitted the video footage along with 74 enclosures as evidence to substantiate her charges. According to The Hindu, Roopa received the summons on Jily 21, 2017, the day then DGP prisons Satyanarayana Rao retired. She was also summoned on August 19 wherein she submitted her charges along with proofs in photographs and video footage.
The CCTV shoows, former superintendent of women's prison nters the prisons first. She is followed by Sasikala who was wearing a salwar kameez enters the prisons holding a shopping bag with another convict Ilavarasi. As they enter, male guards are also seen.
"Male guards are not allowed inside the women's prison complex. Their deployment is outside the women's prison premises at the main gate...it has to be investigated where she (Sasikala) is coming from and who permitted it," Roopa told The Hindu. "Inside or outside the women barrack there is no male guard. So, this appears like main gate of the prison on the road from where anybody enters...," she told The Hindu.
It may be recalled here that IPS officer Roopa who was then the DIG of Parappana Agrahara prisons had raised a storm by alleging that Sasikala was given a 'VIP' treatment in the jail. She had also levelled serious allegations on prisons officials including DGP Satyanarayana Rao of taking bribe from Sasikala for the 'VIP treatment'. Following her allegations, the government had appointed an inquiry committee led by retired IAS officer Vinay Kumar and the panel has submitted its interim report.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:41 PM