DIG Roopa visits jail again, submits another report

DIG Roopa visits jail again, submits another report

Says proof of Sasikala's comforts erased

DIG Roopa visits jail again, submits another report
A day after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah warned DIG (Prisons) D Roopa over a fracas with her boss, she marched into Parappana Agrahara jail for an inspection.

Her visit came within hours of her superior, director-general H N Satyanarayana Rao, went around the jail on Saturday. She also submitted a second report, accusing the prison authorities of destroying evidence of the wrong-doing she had documented in her first report. Her first report had said Rao was providing VIP treatment for convicted Tamil Nadu politician Sasikala.

The Saturday inspections come in the wake of the government's decision to get former IAS officer Vinay Kumar to probe Roopa's charges.

Sources close to her said she was checking to see if any effort was being made to alter or destroy evidence of the special kitchen and lounge purportedly given to Sasikala.

However, this visit was not as quiet as her earlier ones. She was greeted by women inmates shouting slogans against her. She accused the jail authorities of turning them against her. As the tension escalated, Parappana Agrahara police rushed in. Deputy commissioner of police Boralingaiah also arrived, and sent the inmates back to their barracks.

Later, Roopa strode up to the Parappana Agrahara police station. There, she pulled up inspector Kishore Kumar, saying he had failed to control smuggling of drugs into jail. She demanded to see files of cases registered against those who had sneaked in drugs.

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