Karnataka police officer who alleged VIP treatment for Sasikala in jail transferred

Posted July 18, 2017

She is also reportedly allowed several visitors, which is a violation of rules.

The transfer of police officers in lower departments for exposing corruption had always been a vital part of Bollywood movies.

"We have taken serious cognizance of the allegation of irregularities in Bengaluru Central Prison and ordered a high level inquiry", said Siddaramaiah. Roopa's report prompted the state government to announce a highlevel probe into the affairs in the prison on Thursday. Talking to News18, she said, " I have not received the notice copy and will react only after receiving the copy of the letter".

DIG Roopa Moudgil has been transferred after she submitted a report on Jails DG Satyanarayana Rao on taking bribe from Sasikala. The report referred to "speculation" that Sasikala paid Rs 2 crores for privileges and her boss Rao could have been a beneficiary.

"Like Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said, a probe is necessary into the matter, after which necessary action needs to be taken", he said.

"It (special kitchen) is said to be continuing despite you being aware of it".

Sources said the 32 jail birds protested in the jail premisesover the decision to shift them and said they had a "right toprotest" against any wrongdoings by the officials in the jail.

Sasikala, a lifelong companion of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, has been in jail since February. The tension escalated to the extent that she had to leave the jail premises in a hurry.

Sasikala's alleged luxurious life in Bengaluru prison surfaces in the form exclusive pictures that have been leaked to media. Abdul Karim Telgi, the kingpin of a multi-crore stamp paper fraud that hit the headlines about a decade earlier, was another.

The Chief Minister pointed out that despite the immediate institution of inquiry into the irregularities; both Roopa and Director General of Police (Prisons) H N Sathyanarayana Rao went to the media to discuss the case.