Sasikala VIP treatment row: N.S. Megharik takes additional charge as DG Prisons replacing Satyanarayana Rao

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 18 (ANI): N.S. Megharik on Tuesday took additional charge as Director General (Prisons) replacing H.N. Satyanarayana Rao . Earlier, Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) D. Roopa, who wrote a report to the Director General (Prisons) Satyanarayana Rao stating about the irregularities going on in the Parappana Agrahara central prison, was transferred to the traffic department. Roopa was transferred to the traffic department as the Inspector General of Police and Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety. A recent report by DIG (Prisons) Roopa had asserted that a bribe worth Rs. 2 crore was given to the prison officials by Sasikala, including the Director General (Prisons), in order to avail special facilities in the Parappana Agrahara central prison. Roopa, in a report to Director General (Prisons), had said there are speculations that Sasikala paid bribe to prison officials to get special facilities for herself. To this regard, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah assured that strict action would be taken against the guilty, while taking cognizance of allegations of irregularities in the Bengaluru central prison. Siddaramaiah said he has ordered a high-level inquiry into the matter. On the one hand, where Rao categorically denied all the charges, Roopa, on the other, maintained her stand, saying that she has no issue with an inquiry taking place into it. On July 14, Roopa had also said she is being unnecessarily targeted and singled out for exposing irregularities at the Parappana Agrahara Central prison. (ANI)