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Allegations will be enquired: Siddaramaiah on alleged VIP treatment to Sasikala

BANGALORE, OCTOBER 02, 2013 : Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is seen in a Walk the Talk shoot with the chief editor of Indian Express, Shekhar Gupta at the Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore, for NDTV. (PHOTO BY JYOTHY KARAT)

Mysore (Karnataka) [India]: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said that an enquiry will take place regarding the allegations of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) (Prisons) D. Roopa that former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala is getting VIP treatment in Bengaluru’s Parappana Agrahara central prison.

“We will inquire into her allegations, but she speaking repeatedly to the media is against service rules,” Siddaramaiah told media here.

Meanwhile, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader T.K.S. Elangovan told ANI, “This party (AIADMK) relies on money power. This type of discrimination among the prisoners is wrong and it will create a commotion among the prisoners. A probe must be conducted in this case.”

Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja demanded a high level probe on the entire issue and said that its time that India moves towards jail reforms.

DMK working president M.K. Stalin has also said that it is another feather in the cap of the Tamil Nadu Government.

“This is another feather in the cap of Tamil Nadu Government. There’s something fishy,” Stalin said.

A report by D. Roopa had asserted that a bribe worth Rs. 2 crore was given to the prison officials by Sasikala in order to avail special facilities in Parappana Agrahara central prison.

Roopa, in a report to Director General (DG), Prisons, H.N. Satyanarayana Rao, had said there are speculations that Sasikala paid bribe to prison officials to get special facilities for herself with rumours also of the DG, Prisons, being a beneficiary himself.

While Rao has categorically denied all the charges, Roopa has maintained her stand and said that she has no issue with an inquiry taking place into it.

The letter, apart from the information about Sasikala, also talks about many other illegal instances inside the prison. (ANI)