Retired DGP (Prisons) H N Sathyanarayan Rao has filed a defamation suit against DIGP D Roopa, the Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety, seeking Rs 20 crore as damage and compensation for maligning his professional reputation.
The original suit (OS) was filed at the Bengaluru City Civil Court and the court had issued a notice to Roopa and posted the matter to December 16 for the next hearing. Rao has also made an English newspaper and a vernacular television channel party along with Roopa in his suit.
It may be recalled that Roopa while serving as DIG Prisons submitted a report to the government on prison irregularities. She also alleged that senior police officials had taken Rs 2 crore bribe to provide special privileges to high profile prisoners like Sasikala and Telgi.
Later the government sent Rao on leave before his retirement while transferring Roopa as commissioner for road safety and traffic.
DH News Service