Legal Notice Served To DIG Roopa Moudgil:- A legal notice had been served to the top police cop DIG Roopa Moudgil, by transferred Karnataka DGP HN Satyanarayana Rao.
To be recalled, it was Roopa who came out with a controversial report on alleged special treatment in jail to AIADMK (Amma) leader VK Sasikala.
Rao said in the notice issued to Roopa, “You (D Roopa) are required to get an apology duly published in all leading newspapers in the next three days, failing which, I will be constrained to initiate appropriate legal proceedings both civil and criminal, against you to recover damages from you and the same is quantified as Rs 50 crore tentatively.”
Roopa had alleged that to provide special facilities to Sasikala, Rs 2 crore had exchanged hands. She had dragged Rao into the case, and claimed that there was a “talk” that he was also a beneficiary. Though she was mitigated out of the prison department subsequently, she continues to stick to her stand. Rao claimed the allegations apart from causing mental agony to him, have caused severe damage to his name, fame and integrity.
“If Roopa could take pictures elsewhere on the premises of prison, how could she miss to take photos of a convict getting VIP treatment such as setting up of a kitchen in her cell to get special food,” argued Mr.Rao.
“The reason is obvious she could not take photo because the kitchen was not existence at all,” he claimed. Rao also said he would be approaching the income tax department to find out the “trail of Rs 2 crore”.
“I will be approaching the concerned in the income tax department to find out the source from where the alleged Rs 2 crore was mobilized, who carried it, who is its recipient and where is it stored, so that the guilty of various provisions of tax laws are brought to book,” he said.
On July 17, the Karnataka government had shunted out Roopa. In an audio clip, Roopa said she had “done her duty”. The Anti-Corruption Bureau was even urged by Roopa to take a lead from a confessional statement made by Australia-based NRI VC Prakash to the Delhi Police, in connection with the election commission bribery case.
Prakash had made a shocking confession that as he “knew some jail officials”, he had helped arranging meetings between the AIADMK party leaders, including Deputy General Secretary TTV Dhinakaran and Sasikala, inside Parapana Agrahara prison.
The confessional statement of Prakash, says “Mallikarjun (a close aide of Dhinakaran) also asked me to help organize their meetings with Sasikala lodged in Bangalore jail as I knew some jail officials.”
Till recently, Prakash was holding a minister of state rank in the government. He also had confessed that he had helped Mallikarjun, to send Rs 2 crore to Delhi.