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AIADMK leader Sasikala offered 2 crore bribe to prison official: Deputy Inspector General

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) (Prisons) D. Roopa in a report has alleged a "special kitchen" has been set up for the AIADMK leader. Photograph: (WION)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 13, 2017, 06.55 AM (IST)

AIADMK general secretary V Sasikala has been embroiled in another controversy even as she is lodged in jail after being found guilty by the Supreme Court in the disproportionate assets case.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) (Prisons) D. Roopa in a report has alleged a "special kitchen" has been set up for the AIADMK leader inside Parappana Agrahara central prison in Bengaluru.

Roopa, in a report to Director General (Prisons) HN Satyanarayana Rao, said there are speculations that Sasikala paid bribes to prison officials to get "special facilities".

D Roopa asserted that a bribe worth Rs 2 crore was given to the prison officials, including the Director-General (Prisons) to "avail special facilities".

V Sasikala had reportedly requested the Supreme Court to provide "A" class cell, medical facility, home cooked food & place for meditation even after she was found guilty in the disproportionate assets case. The judge had turned down her request.

Apart from Sasikala, Roopa's report apparently also states that stamp paper scam accused Abdul Kareem too has been getting special facilities in the prison.

"Earlier, he was on wheelchair and court allowed people for his assistance. But now, when he is fine, why is this continuing? In fact, three or four undertrials are there to serve him, who even gave him hands and feet massage," the letter allegedly states.

Satyanarayana Rao denied charges on Thursday. 

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced a "high-level probe" into the allegations as the two senior officers engaged in a bitter public spat.

Roopa has sent the report to additional chief secretary DGP Prisons and the Tamil Nadu home secretary to take a disciplinary action against the guilty.

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