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DIG transferred days after she alleged VIP treatment for Sasikala in jail

DIG transferred days after she alleged VIP treatment for Sasikala in jail

Deputy inspector general (prisons) D Roopa, who recently exposed alleged corrupt activities in jail, paid a second visit to the central prison in Bangalore, where AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala is serving her sentence.

Roopa, who had recently charged the prison authorities, including Rao, with taking Rs 2 crore bribe to provide special treatment to All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader V K Sasikala. She has been posted as commissioner for Road Safety and Traffic.

The DIG Prison's report alleged that another Rs 1 crore bribe was distributed among officials, including the warden of the Bengaluru Central Jail. He said, "If there is evidence or documents related to violation of rules or corruption, the official is free to bring it to the notice of the superior". "I didn't speak to media originally, the DG gave the details".

The move especially against Roopa before conducting a proper inquiry has evoked mixed reactions in the state. After the incident, she had come out and criticised the media by saying that it is unfair to target her as she was not the one to reach out to them first.

The government also transferred four other senior IPS officers along with Roopa. She had also claimed that the AIADMK chief gets special food daily, cooked by special chefs in a special kitchen near the women's cell.

According to Newsnation sources, when DIG reached the jail, Superident Krishna Kumar was not on the premises.

A probe has been ordered into the matter by chief minister Siddaramaiah. The tension escalated to the extent that she had to leave the jail premises in a hurry. While the Karnataka State Government has provided an excuse for the decision taken regarding DIG Prisons Roopa's transfer, citing service rules and protocol, catch Roopa's reaction to the entire event so far - from the exclusive pictures to the transfer order.

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