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VIP treatment for Sasikala: 32 convicts shifted from B’luru jail


Bengaluru : In a sudden move, 32 convicts serving terms in the Parapanna Agrahara Central Prison were on Sunday shifted to two other jails in Karnataka allegedly for trying to air their grievances, an official said. The convicts were shifted around 1 am to prisons in Ballari and Belagavi, the official said on condition of anonymity.

The convicts were shifted within days after DIG (Prisons) D Roopa submitted a report to DGP (Prisons) Sathyanarayana Rao alleging that there were “talks” that Rs two crore had exchanged hands to give preferential treatment to AIADMK (Amma) chief V K Sasikala and even said there were allegations against him as well. The DGP had rubbished the charge while the state government on July 13 ordered a high-level probe into the allegations.

“As many as 32 convicts jailed in Parapanna Agrahara Prison have been shifted to Bellary and Belgavai prisons. They have been shifted because they tried to air their grievances and level corruption charges against senior jail authorities, including chief jail superintendent,” the official said.

The official said the jail inmates were desperate to meet Roopa as they think she could solve their problems. In yet another development, Roopa submitted second report to the state officials.