General Secretary of AIADMK and convict VK Sasikala Natarajan was accused on Wednesday of bribing Karnataka director general of prisons (DGP) Satyanarayana Rao and city central jail officials for undue favors.
A local news channel confirmed the reports and quoted Deputy Inspector of Prisons (DIG) Roopa Moudgil, who submitted the same to the state government. The channel says “Sasikala has given Rs 1 crore as bribe to Rao and another Rs 1 crore was distributed among officials, including warden of the central jail where she is serving a 4-year sentence in an illegal wealth case for allowing her special privileges.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Roopa in a report to Director General (Prisons) HN Satyanarayana Rao, has said there are speculations that Sasikala paid the bribe to prison officials to get special facilities for herself with rumors also of the DG being a beneficiary himself.
The report submitted apart from the information about Sasikala also talks about many other illegal instances inside the prison. The letter also says that a special kitchen has been set up for Sasikala, which is against the rule of the jail.
Roopa Moudgil, further said, “59-year-old Sasikala was getting the royal treatment in the women’s cell where she has been lodged on 15th February to serve her sentence.” She even went on to expose many questioning activities which are taking place on the prison campus.