R Anubuvel, AIADMK Karnataka Youth Wing Secretary, said that Dr G Parameshwara had directed prison officials to give Sasikala special treatment.

Sasikala jail row OPS camp says ex-Home Minister Parameshwaras also involved
news Politics Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 08:45

Startling allegations have been made about the ‘special treatment’ meted out to Sasikala in the Parappana Agrahara jail over the past few days. But in yet another twist, the AIADMK’s Karnataka Wing, led by the OPS camp, has accused KPCC President and former Home Minister G Parameshwara of facilitating Sasikala’s luxurious stay in the Bengaluru prison.

R Anubuvel, AIADMK Karnataka Youth Wing Secretary, said that Dr G Parameshwara had directed prison officials to give Sasikala special treatment.

“There is evidence for Parameshwara’s involvement. The AIADMK Karnataka Unit Secretary V Pugazhenthi (from the Sasikala camp) is always seen with former Home Minister G Parameshwara,” Anubuvel added.

“If Pugazhenthi is not found in his home, he will be with Dr G Parameshara. That is how close the two of them are. We suspect that it is this closeness that led Parameshwara to help Sasikala get what she wanted in prison,” he said.

Strongly refuting the allegations levelled by Anubuvel, KPCC chief, Dr G Parameshwar said dismissed the allegations as “baseless”.

“These are baseless allegations. When I was the Home Minister of Karnataka, officials with the Prisons Department have always acted based on the prison manual. I have neither interfered in their work nor influenced it in any manner whatsoever. However, a detailed probe has been ordered by Chief Minister Siddarmaiah on the entire issue. Truth and justice will prevail upon everything else.,” Parameshwara told media persons.

The OPS camp’s allegations come after former DIG of Prisons, Roopa Moudgail’s explosive report which indicated that the former DGP Prisons, Satyanarayana had taken Rs 2 crore bribe for providing special treatment to VK Sasikala. 

As the story unfurled, it was revealed that Sasikala and here aides have been allotted five rooms on the first floor entirely for themselves.

Photographs of her in civilian clothes also surfaced, questioning the leniency she had been granted while she serves her sentence. 

 

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