Barely minutes after Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah said on Friday that a notice had been issued to deputy inspector general (prisons) D Roopa for going to the media with the 'corruption inside Bengaluru jail' report, the latter retorted: "It is unfair if they are out to punish me in the case."
Roopa was issued a notice for violating civil service rules by speaking to the media.
The week-old political drama in Tamil Nadu got some level of closure with the Supreme Court dashing all hopes of Sasikala's political ambitions through its verdict.
The Supreme Court pronounced its verdict on Tuesday morning sentencing VK Sasikala to prison for the next four years. In a 570-page judgement in the 19-year-old case that also involved J Jayalalithaa, the apex court ordered that Sasikala, 60, a close aide of the late chief minister, surrender forthwith and serve the remaining part of her four-year jail term.