Cop who alleged preferential treatment for Sasikala in jail sued by ex-boss for Rs 20 crore

Sathyanarayana Rao has also sought a public apology from Roopa D Moudgil. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Nov 29, 2017, 03.17 AM (IST)

Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Roopa D Moudgil, who accused Director General of Police (prisons) HN Sathyanarayana Rao for giving preferential treatment to former AIADMK chief Sasikala in Bengaluru Central Prison, has been sued by her former boss.

A report in Zee News said that the former Director General of Police has sued Roopa Moudgil for Rs 20-crore in a defamation case filed in a Bengaluru civil court.

Sathyanarayana Rao, who retired in August 2017 and who moved court on Monday, has also sought a public apology from the IPS officer.

Sathyanarayana Rao has also filed the defamation suit against an English newspaper and a local channel, the Zee News report added.

Roopa Moudgil had accused Sasikala of paying Rs 2 crore bribe to Rao in exchange for favours. A few days later, she was transferred as the inspector general of police and commissioner for traffic and road safety in Bengaluru.

Sathyanarayana Rao has denied all allegations. 

Sasikala is currently serving a four-year jail term in a disproportionate assets case.