Rao visits jail, Roopa checks CCTV

The Central Prison, the crux of the feud between the two IPS officers - DIG (Prisons) D Roopa and DGP (Prisons) HN Sathyanarayana Rao - also saw visits by both officers on Saturday.

Published: 16th July 2017 01:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th July 2017 01:09 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Central Prison, the crux of the feud between the two IPS officers - DIG (Prisons) D Roopa and DGP (Prisons) HN Sathyanarayana Rao - also saw visits by both officers on Saturday. Hours after Rao left the prison, Roopa along with a Police Sub Inspector visited the prison and went through CCTV footage and other records of her earlier visit to the central prison.

In her second report, Roopa is said to have mentioned that some of the CCTV fooatage that proved her charge of special treatment being meted out to some inmates was erased.  

In her first report dated July 12, Roopa had stated that AIADMK leader VK Sasikala, who is serving sentence in a disproportionate assets case, was given a separate cell with a kitchen for a bribe of Rs 2 crore, while Abdul Karim Telgi, who is convicted in fake stamp paper racket, had many privileges, including inmates who acted as personal aides. Rao had denied the charges. On Friday, Home Department issued a notice to both officers for speaking to the media.

ROOPA’S PRISON DIARY
After her prison visit on Saturday, Roopa wrote down in the prison diary about her inspection of the hospital and kitchen and other interactions

She spoke to several inmates, including women, and prodded them to read more books instead of watching TV.

She also praised inmates who kept the premises clean and encouraged them to continue doing so
Roopa wrote that jail officials were instructed to provide legal advisers to three inmates who had no access to legal help

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