Siddaramaiah vows action after probe on allegations of bribe to jailers.
Bengaluru: Following the allegations of irregularities at the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bengaluru pertaining to special privileges extended to AIADMK leader V. Sasikala, Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah has ordered a high-level probe into the case.
DIG (Prisons) D. Roopa Moudgil, on Wednesday, had written to the DGP and IGP of Prisons H.N. Sathyanarayana Rao bringing to his notice the alleged irregularities. She had alleged that Sasikala was getting special privileges in the jail, including a special kitchen. Further, she alleged that “there were rumours that Rs 2 crore was paid for this and unfortunately the allegation is against you (Mr Rao)” and had requested for a probe into the matter.
The CM reportedly discussed the issue with senior police officers and ordered an enquiry. However, it is not yet decided which agency will conduct the probe.