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Sasikala VIP treatment row: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah orders probe

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Bengaluru: Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday ordered a high-level probe into allegations that the prisons’ department officials have received Rs 2 crore bribes to provide special facilities for AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala, who is currently serving a sentence at the Parappana Agrahara central jail in Bengaluru.

The CM, however, has not specified as to who will head the probe and the deadline for the completion of the probe.

The high-level probe will be based on the report submitted by Deputy Inspector General of Police (Prisons) D Roopa, who stated that there are speculations of Rs 2 crore bribe having paid to Karnataka’s jail authorities including Director General of Police (Prisons) HNS Rao, her senior officer.

“We have taken serious cognizance of the allegation of irregularities in Bengaluru Central Prison and ordered a high level inquiry,” the official Twitter handle of Karnataka CM posted on Thursday.

DIG (Prisons) D Roopa alleged that senior jail staffers are allowing a host of illegal activities at Central Prison, Parappana Agrahara, including provision of special treatment to former AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala.

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