Sasikala's VIP treatment in prison: DMK calls for thorough probeJuly 16, 2017 08:32
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on Sunday asserted that a thorough probe is necessary regarding the alleged VIP treatment being provided to jailed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary V Sasikala.
Sasikala.is currently lodged in Parappana Agrahara central prison over a corruption case.
"The report that has been presented by Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) D Roopa is indeed shocking. Like Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said, a probe is necessary into the matter, after which necessary action needs to be taken," DMK spokesperson Saravanan told ANI.
Lashing out at his rival party, Saravanan alleged that this is not the first time such an incident has come to light, adding that the AIADMK believes money can get them out of any situation.
"This is not the first time such an incident is happening. Sasikala previously has faked illness and avoided prison term. In this sense, it is not at all surprising. The AIADMK's attitude is such that money can be used to bail them out of any crisis, this attitude is of extreme concern," he said.
A recent report by DIG (Prisons) D Roopa had asserted that a bribe worth Rs. 2 crore was given to the prison officials by Sasikala in order to avail special facilities in Parappana Agrahara central prison.