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Sasikala paid 2 crores for exclusive kitchen in jail: Report

AIADMK chief VK Sasikala is getting special treatment at the Bengaluru central prison including an exclusive kitchen for her meals, a report by a senior jail official D Roopa says, pointing accusing fingers at her boss who she said, was aware of violations of the jail rules but had done little.

The officer's report says there was speculation that the AIADMK boss - who was sentenced to serve four years in jail for corruption by the Supreme Court for disproportionate assets - had paid 2 crores to jail officials for the special facilities and rumours were swirling in the jail that the state's Director General of Prisons HN Satyanarayana Rao may also be a beneficiary.

Roopa sent her findings to point out multiple violations in the central jail to her boss, Rao. It is not clear if she marked copies of the letter to other top officers including the state's police chief as well.

The officer, who had joined the jail department as a Deputy Inspector General, or DIG, just a few weeks earlier, had carried out a detailed inspection of the Parappana Agrahara central prison on 10 July, Monday.

"It (special kitchen) is said to be continuing despite you being aware of it. It is being rumoured that 2 crores bribe has been given for this and allegations of your involvement is unfortunate... So guilty officers should be punished", says DIG Roopa's communication to Rao.

Rao, however, insisted that he had not received it so far. "Everything appears to be false and absolutely baseless," Rao told NDTV.