Karnataka DIG’s damning prison report raises a din
By Express News Service | Published: 16th July 2017 12:21 PM |
BENGALURU: A scathing report by Deputy Inspector General of Police (Prisons) D Roopa on the ‘VIP culture’ prevailing in the Central Jail at Parappana Agrahara in Bengaluru has causing huge embarrassment to the Siddaramaiah government.
The senior officer too has come under fire as the top brass are now questioning the report’s credibility and the intentions behind it being leaked. A day after the report rocked the state, Director General of Police (Prisons) H N Sathyanarayana Rao on July 13 dismissed the allegations and expressed
his readiness to face any kind of probe.
Among other revelations, Roopa’s report stated that a separate kitchen had been set up to serve AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala and the jail authorities had allowed Abdul Kareem Telgi to have a band of inmates serve him as his masseurs and errand boys.
Roopa, who was served a notice by the Home Department last week, has claimed that she had not leaked it to the media. She added she was open to face any kind of inquiry into it. “Who leaked photos and other information to the media about the protest that took place inside the jail? A few jail officials gave statements to the media. Why have they not got notices?” she questioned.
Meanwhile, some former inmates, who have served sentences of more than a decade, say partiality, favoritism and corruption rule the roost at the prison. A murder convict said: “I have seen the special facilities given to former CM Yeddyurappa, former minister G Janardhana Reddy, Sasikala, Telgi and others too.”