K’Taka DGP Rao Slaps Rs 50 Crore Defamation Suit Against DIG Roopa
DIG Roopa had alleged that her superior had taken a bribe  to provide special treatment to AIADMK leader VK Sasikala at Bengaluru’s central prison.
DIG Roopa had alleged that her superior had taken a bribe to provide special treatment to AIADMK leader VK Sasikala at Bengaluru’s central prison.(Photo altered by The Quint)

K’Taka DGP Rao Slaps Rs 50 Crore Defamation Suit Against DIG Roopa

Director General of Police (DGP) (Prisons), Karnataka, HN Sathyanarayana Rao on Wednesday filed a Rs 50 crore defamation lawsuit against his subordinate Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), D Roopa Moudgil.

The defamation notice comes days after Roopa alleged that Rao had taken a bribe of Rs 2 crore to provide special treatment to AIADMK leader VK Sasikala at Bengaluru’s central prison.

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The defamation notice sent by a legal firm representing Rao denied all allegations made by Roopa, counterclaiming that she is simply attempting to ‘cover up her faults’.

The notice, which had over three pages on the achievement of the DGP, further alleges that Roopa made the accusation to gain cheap publicity. It also questioned Roopa on why she had taken no photographs of the special treatment provided to Sasikala, while the officer had documented most other parts of the prison.

While the notice demands an apology from the subordinates, it clarifies that they would continue with the legal action even if she does apologise.

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Here is the copy of the defamation lawsuit filed:

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