Bengaluru: The Government has directed the Anti Corruption Bureau to examine the corruption charges against the former director general of police and inspector general of prisons HNS Rao by his then subordinate, former DIG, Prisons D. Roopa and take appropriate action depending on its investigation.
Roopa had in July alleged of gross irregularities in the Bengaluru Central Prison and that some prison officers had taken a bribe of Rs 2 crore to provide VIP treatment to the incarcerated AIADMK leader V. K. Sasikala. She had alleged that the name of Mr. Rao has figured in the bribery scandal and had asked him to clear his name. Top government sources told Deccan Chronicle that the CM Siddaramaiah had accepted the report on alleged prison irregularities, which was submitted to the government by the former IAS officer Vinay Kumar in November last year in which Mr Kumar had stated that the charges of corruption against the officer should be investigated by a competent.
Roopa had alleged that some convicts - Sasikala and fake stamp paper racket kingpin Abdul Kareem Telgi were being given VIP treatment in return of financial favours and that there was rampant misuse of narcotic drugs inside the prison. The government had asked Mr. Kumar to probe the allegations. Mr. Rao on July 31 demitted office on retirement and Telgi passed away in prison following serious and chronic health complications.