Bengaluru: In a bid to get special privilege at Bengaluru Central prison, AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala had reportedly paid Rs 2 crore to jail officials.
She has managed to get special treatment at the Bengaluru central prison including an exclusive kitchen for her meals.
As per sources, there was speculation that the AIADMK chief – who was sentenced to serve four years in jail for corruption by the Supreme Court for disproportionate assets – had paid 2 crores to jail officials for the special facilities and rumours were swirling in the jail that the state’s Director General of Prisons HN Satyanarayana Rao may also be a beneficiary.
“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 4-year sentence in an illegal wealth case for allowing her special privileges,” said a local news channel quoting from a report Deputy Inspector of Prisons (DIG) Roopa Moudgil submitted to the state government.
The letter, apart from the information about Sasikala, also talks about many other illegal instances inside the prison.
Notably, Roopa has sent the report to additional chief secretary DGP prisons and home secretary too to take a disciplinary action against the guilty.