Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has issued notice to Deputy Inspector General of Prisons D Roopa for going to media with her allegations about special treatment to AIADMK leader Sasikala Natarajan at Parappana Agrahara Central prisons.

"It's absolutely against the rule book. The officer could have approached any of her senior officers about her allegations that prisons officers have received bribe to provide special treatment to Sasikala. Instead, it is not appropriate on the part of the officer to go to media and share the details," Siddaramaiah told reporters in Mysuru on Friday.

Her repeated statements in the media (even on social media) has embarrassed the department. If the officer had documents to support her claims she could have approached the senior officers instead discussing those things in the media is against the service rule. She has been asked to give a reply to the notice.

However, he reiterated the fact that he has ordered an inquiry into the allegations levelled by IPS officer Roopa. A retired police officer has been appointed to look into the charges of bribery involving senior police officers in Parappana Agrahara, Siddaramaiah said, reports television channels.

It may be recalled here that D Roopa had alleged that Sasikala Natarajan had allegedly bribed senior officers to have a special kitchen in the Parappana Agrahara prisons. She had also alleged about rampant use of drugs and drug addicts in the prisons. However, Director General of Prisons Satyanarayan Rao outrightly denied these charges. While the issue of drug addicts is nothing new in the prisons, what proof she has about special treatment to Sasikala, he questioned. He also called her allegations as baseless and wild. Satyanarayan also told mediapersons that he would initiate legal proceedings against his subordinate officer for making baseless allegations against him.