32 prisoners shifted from Bengaluru central jail

32 prisoners shifted from Bengaluru central jail


Bengaluru: The Jail authorities of Central Jail at Parappana Agrahara in the city today shifted 32 inmates in a huff following serious allegations about corruption charges and drug mafia by a top a police official. DIG Prisons D Roopa, in a revealing report had alleged that her superior DGP Satyanarayana Rao and other jail officials had provided special facilities to AIADMK leader V K Sasikala and notorious fake stamp paper kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi in a large corruption scam. She had alleged that the Tamil Nadu political leader had paid a Rs two crore bribe for special facilities. Ms Roopa went for a second check in the prison yesterday and reportedly found the evidences to support her charges were erased by the jail officials after the DGP had visited the jail yesterday, before her visit. The murky deals in the jail, which was on the rounds for a long time, came to light and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had ordered a high level probe former IAS official. He had asked the probe committee to submit an interim report in a week and final report in a month. In the aftermath of these urgent developments, the jail authorities today shifted 32 convicts to other jails in the State that raised the eyebrows. Sources said that 21 inmates were shifted to Bellary central jail and 11 others to Hindalga Jail in Belagavi. It was gathered that these 32 prisoners had reported to Ms Roopa on the serious irregularities in Parappana Agrahara Jail where inmates who bribed the jail officials got their 'due'. Sources said the 32 jail birds protested in the jail premises over the decision to shift them and said they had a 'right to protest' against any wrongdoings by the officials in the jail. DIG Roopa has submitted two reports to the higher officials over the irregularities and high level of corruption prevailing in the high security jail that had resulted in a major political controversy in Karnataka.

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