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Karnataka prison whistleblower Roopa served notice by government  

The deputy-inspector general is given a notice for sharing information regarding the discrepancies in the Prison where the Sasikala is lodged.

Published: 14th July 2017 06:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th July 2017 06:38 PM   |  A+A-

deputy-inspector general (prisons) D Roopa .|PTI

BENGALURU: The Karnataka government has issued a notice to deputy-inspector general (prisons) D Roopa for allegedly sharing with the media her report on conditions in the Parappana Agrahara central prisons, where former AIADMK general secretary Sasikala is lodged.

The government also set up a probe, byformer IAS officer Vinay Kumar, into the allegations made by Roopa in her report. The probe was announced by chief Minister Siddaramaiah in Mysuru.

Siddaramaiah said the probe will file an interim report on Roopa’s allegations in one week and the final report in a month.

JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy said the government ought to have asked both Roopa and her boss at the Parappana Agrahara prison before launching a probe into conditions in the jail.


Addressing a press conference on Friday, Kumaraswamy said, “What kind of administration is this? What kind of an inquiry is possible with both officers still working? They have both violated service rules by airing all this in the media.”


He further said the squabble between D Roopa and DGP H N Satyanarayana Rao emerged only because the two officers disagreed about how to divide the bribe they have received.


His reference is to an allegation by Roopa that her boss received a bribe of Rs 2 crore to allow preferred facilities to Sasikala in prison.


“A deal of Rs 2 crore as such is not a big thing as even deals for Rs 10 crore can take place,” Kumaraswamy said.

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