Two weeks ago, a lady cop decided to against the system and turn into a whistleblower in the Sasikala bribegate case.
Deputy inspector general (DIG) of prisons D Roopa not only exposed the VVIP treatment given to former AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala at the Bengaluru jail, she also said that the chief minister of the state Siddaramaiah was singling her out for exposing the rot within the system.
Now reports are doing rounds that Kannada film director AMR Ramesh is planning to do a movie based on the cop Roopa’s life. The director will seek her permission before making the film.
In an interview with TOI, AMR Ramesh said that he has come across such irregularities in prisons when they visited the jails for shooting purpose.
On July 13, convict Sasikala Natarajan accused of bribing Karnataka Director General of Prisons (DGP) Satyanarayana Rao and city central jail officials for undue favours.
“Sasikala has given Rs 1 crore bribe to Rao and another Rs 1 crore was distributed among officials, including warden of the central jail where she is serving 4-year sentence in an illegal wealth case for allowing her special privileges,” DIG Roopa Moudgil submitted to the state government.
Roopa said that 59-year-old Sasikala was getting royal treatment in the women’s cell where she has been lodged since February 15 to serve her sentence.
“As a reward for bribing the prison authorities from Rao to jail warden, Sasikala gets special menu daily, cooked by special chefs in a special kitchen near the women’s cell,” Roopa mentioned in the report.
The 2000 batch IPS officer is the first woman in the southern state to have been recently (June 23) appointed DIG of the prisons department.