ACB raids Krishna Kumar's residence; with co-relation to Sasikala case.

On the 7th of December 1996, along with Jayaram Jayalalithaa, Sasikala Natarajan was arrested and remanded to judicial custody for 30 days. Sasikala was claimed to have laundered a huge amount of wealth accumulated by Jayalalithaa during her three tenancy as the Chief Minister. A two-bench Supreme Court jury termed her guilty and instructed her immediate arrest for a disproportionate asset case on 2017, February 14th. She was to pay a fine of Rs. 10 crores to the civil court. This led to the end of her chief ministerial ambitions. She was released in 2021.

Roopa Divakar Moudgil, eminent as D. Roopa filed a complaint accusing of corruption against the then director-general of prisons HN Satyanarayana Rao, after which the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) filed a First Information Report (FIR), in the year 2018.

Krishna Kumar was in charge of the Bengaluru prison when Sasikala, who was serving her years in the Parappana Agrahara prison, was provided with special VIP treatment in exchange for money from Satyanarayana Rao, as professed by D. Roopa.

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According to the sources of ACB, they suspect Kumar, the superintendent of police in Hindalga prison, surely gained from the deal to ensure VIP treatment to Sasikala. On Wednesday, the ACB snoops raided Krishna Kumar's official residence for several hours, in the execution of the 2018 Sasikala bribery case. The sleuths left the premises saying the officer to cooperate in further investigations as they did not find anything inside the residence.

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"I am a very honest man and so the ACB could not find anything in my house even after a detailed search", said Krishna Kumar.

He also mentioned that the raid was a legal procedure as a case was filed against the former DGP.

Krishna Kumar is a witness as he was reporting to Satyanarayana Rao in 2018. The ACB doubts him as they have information about him having bought several assets and luxuries and hence the raid was conducted.

"I have no fear as I have done nothing wrong when Sasikala was in prison", he said. He further added to this that during his stretch in Bengaluru he was 'transparent' and hence the accusations against him are completely false.

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