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Corruption Doesn't End By Imprisonment: Rs 2 Crore Bribe Gets Sasikala VIP Treatment In Jail

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| July 13 , 2017 , 12:03 IST

AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala Natarajan was sentenced to 4 years of jail imprisonment in connection with a disproportionate assets case, however, allegations of bribery against her continue. She allegedly bribed Karnataka Director General of Prisons (DGP) Satyanarayana Rao and jail officials with a total of Rs 2 crore to receive VIP treatment in prison.

"Sasikala has given Rs 1 crore bribe to Rao and another Rs 1 crore was distributed among officials, including warden of the central jail where she is serving a 4-year sentence in an illegal wealth case for allowing her special privileges," said a local news channel quoting Deputy Inspector of Prisons (DIG) Roopa Moudgil.

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Rao has denied all charges, and said, "I have served a memo to her (Roopa) seeking explanation and evidence to prove her wild allegations. She has not given any report to me or the government against me or other jail officials."

In the allegations made by Roopa, 59-year-old Sasikala is getting royal treatment in the women's cell where she has been lodged since February 15 to serve her 4-year sentence.

"As a reward for bribing the prison authorities from Rao to jail warden, Sasikala gets special menu daily, cooked by special chefs in a special kitchen near the women's cell," Roopa said.

Roopa, a 2000 batch IPS officer is the first woman in the southern state to have been appointed DIG of the prisons department.

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She also revealed that drugs are distributed to the inmates through various means and selected prisoners were given special facilities.

"At least 18 of the 25 prisoners who were tested for taking drugs reported positive. From DGP to jail warden are involved in flouting the prison manual," alleged Roopa.

Denying the charges Rao questioned how Roopa could know of things that may have happened months ago when she herself joined on June 23.