DIG Prisons, Karnataka D Roopa in a report claims that Sasikala, the close aide of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is not missing home in Bengaluru Central jail where she is now serving a 4-year jail sentence after being convicted in a disproportionate assets case. "I have served a memo to her (Roopa) seeking explanation and evidence to prove her wild allegations".
Roopa, on the the hand, pitched for a fact finding enquiry to check if her report's authenticity. "It was shocking to see that 18 prisoners tested positive for Ganja", says the report that is in the possession of OneIndia.
"If she had doubts, she should have first come to me and talked about it".
Satyanarayana Rao also said, "The court had ordered to give assistance to Sasikala, and we are only following court orders".
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.
The report even suggests that the DG Prisons has direct access to footage from CCTV cameras installed in all prisons and most illegal activities are being carried out right under his supervision. Instead, she went to the media and showed everything.
ANI quoted Rao as saying: "There is no truth to any allegations in the letter. Whatever she has written in the letter is false", Rao said.
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. "If I had anything to hide, I would not have allowed her", he pointed out. It is being rumoured that 2 crores bribe has been given for this and allegations of your involvement is unfortunate. She said that the accusations are grave and action should be taken against involved officials including DGP himself.
According to the reports, the superior authorities of the jail knew about this exclusive arrangement, violating the rules of the jail and accused her of not taking any action against it. DIG (Prisons) D Roopa stressed that there should be an inquiry on what is happening in central prission, according to ANI report.