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Did Sasikala step out of Bengaluru prison? Former DIG Roopa submits video evidence to ACB

Former DIG  D Roopa submitted CCTV video footage as evidence to ACB of the Karnataka police on Saturday showing VK Sasikala walking into the main entry area of Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bengaluru in civilian clothes.

The 2000-batch IPS officer, D Roopa, submitted the video as part of her statement to the ACB.

Roopa said that the enclosures included a video footage taken from the prison CCTV showing Sasikala and Ilavarasi, each carrying a bag, entering the prison from the main gate in the presence of male guards.

“Male guards are not allowed inside the women’s prison complex. Their deployment is outside the women’s prison premises at the main gate… it has to be investigated where she (Sasikala) is coming from and who permitted it,” she said.

DIG Roopa had alleged that the AIADMK chief was getting special facilities, including an exclusive kitchen to cook food for her, in complete violation of jail rules.

In a report submitted on July 12 to Sathyanarayana Rao, who was DGP (Prisons) then, Roopa as Deputy Inspector of General (Prisons) had said there was ‘a talk’ that Rs two crore had exchanged hands to give preferential treatment to Sasikala and that there were allegations against him also.

After Roopa and Rao indulged in a public spat over the report, the Karnataka government had shifted her as Deputy Inspector General of Police and Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety, Bengaluru, while Rao was asked to go on leave.

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