Food of choice, personal LED TV: DIG Roopa on prison treats for Sasikala

Food of choice, personal LED TV: DIG Roopa on prison treats for Sasikala

July 23, 2017

Bengaluru: “Sasikala was given an entire corridor of about 150 feet with five cells. She lives in the middle cell. She has kept her personal bedding and clothing in the other rooms. She exercises in a separate room. She has a LED TV…” That was DIG Roopa on television yesterday, coming out with shocking revelations on Sasikala’s preferential treatment in the Parappana Agrahara Jail in Bengaluru.

The scam has been grabbing headlines over the week though only through leaked video clips, but now the ‘whistle-blower’ Cop has come out with guns blazing.

She insists she did not violate any service conduct rules — as alleged by some Ministers — as the Supreme Court had clearly ruled in a 2014 case that speaking about an instance of maladministration would not constitute violation of the All-India Service Rules.

Speaking with confidence and composure, the young DIG told her interviewers on TV channels that when she made her first visit to the prison on July 28, she had noticed “several” wrong-doings, such as ganja peddling and abuse. For instance, a drug test on 25 inmates showed 17 of them were positive, which meant about 70 percent incidence.

Also, there was no action taken after a prisoner attacked the jail doctor. She had put all these violations in an internal note to her superior, not just the preferential treatment given to Sasikala. “But the media picked up only Sasikala,” Roopa said.

Elaborating on the facilities given to the AIADMK Chinnamma, the DIG said, though she was not a class-one prisoner and only an ordinary inmate, she was allowed to wear her own clothes and had the food of her choice cooked in the Jail kitchen. She was allowed the luxury of use of five cells along an entire corridor whereas there was overcrowding in other cells. “In some barracks, there were 50-60 inmates.”

And Sasikala was allowed use of a brand new LED TV in her cell. The justification given was that other inmates too had access to TV, but then, there were TV sets in each barrack of some 40-60 people and none given for just one prisoner.

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Food of choice, personal LED TV: DIG Roopa on prison treats for Sasikala”

  1. Balakrishna says:

    Under the current context it is difficult to understand who is the law abuser and who is the law enforcer? Probably a new era in the offing can settle the score as the country has also recently come up with drastic major changes to administration at center to follow suit at State. Better days ahead for worthy and sincere not to loose hopes. Better days is ahead.

  2. Raj says:

    IN Karnataka under the present government all this is a fully known fact! Karin Telgi also a preferred prisnor! Also another fact is , whistle blowers life is at serious risk!. You can see the pattern! If a serious crime is comitted, government order a CID or. COD investigation team which is corrupt and their only business is to negotiate with the criminals to destroy all the evidence for an exhorbitant amount. After this phase, the criminals will be free, found not guilty and then the totter phase for whistleblower starts. Hats off to this gutsy and honest police officer! Siddu must be having nightmares as he did not anticipate this move!


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