VK Sasikala AIADMK chief has managed to get special treatment at the Bengaluru Central Prison which includes for her mean an exclusive Kitchen, reported by D Roopa a senior jail officer, pointing accusing fingers at her boss who she said, was aware of violations of the jail rules but had done little.
There was speculation that the AIADMK boss - who was sentenced to serve four years in jail for corruption by the Supreme Court for disproportionate assets – For the special facilities had paid Rs 2 crores to the officials of jail and rumours were swirling in the jail that the state's Director General of Prisons HN Satyanarayana Rao may also be a beneficiary as per the officer’s report.
To red-flag multiple violations in the central jail Ms Roopa sent her finding to her boss, Mr Rao. If she marked the copies of the letter to the other top officers which includes the State’s police chief also is still not clear.
As a Deputy Inspector General or DIG the officer who had joined the department of jail,, few weeks earlier, on Monday, 10th July, had carried out a detailed inspection of the Parappana Agrahara central prison.
"Special Kitchen is said to be continuing despite aware of it by you. It is being 2 crores bribe as rumoured, has been given for this and allegations of your involvement is unfortunate... So guilty officers should be punished", says DIG Roopa's communication to Mr Rao.
Mr Rao insisted that he had not received it so far when asked to comment on the sensational report. "Everything appears to be false and absolutely baseless," Mr Rao told NDTV.
NDTV has, however, accessed the report.
Sasikala's wasn't the only beneficiary, as per this document.
Multi-crore stamp paper fraud Abdul Karim Telgi the kingpin of that hit the headlines about a decade earlier, has 3-4 helpers in his barrack who are seen massaging his legs and shoulder. By a court six months back Telgi had been allowed the helpers, when he was using a wheelchair. He is fit now as per the reports says though, the facility has not been withdrawn.
It is not the very first time that questions have raised about jail administration's functioning.