Former deputy inspector general (Prisons) D. Roopa on Thursday said she wouldn’t apologise and is ready to face the court proceedings after former Director General of Police (Prisons) H.N. Sathyanarayana Rao sent a legal notice asking her for her unconditional apology into the alleged bribery remarks she had made against him.
The notice is about the allegations made by Roopa against Rao. She alleged that higher ups of the jail authorities were bribed Rs. 2 crore to grant special privileges to AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala at the Parappana Agrahara prison.
The seven-page notice states that Roopa tried to “damage the integrity and reputation of Sathyanarayan Rao,” which according to law comes under defamation.
The notice has asked Roopa to tender an unconditional apology within three days of receiving it, failing which Rao will file criminal and civil suits for defamation, for Rs. 50 crore.
The notice also said that Rao will also be approaching the concerned Income Tax Department to find out the source from where the “alleged Rs. 2 crore were mobilised.”