Deepa Jayakumar denied entry into Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence

Deepa Jayakumar reached Jayalalithaa's residence at Poes Garden along with her supporters on Sunday morning and was denied entry.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 11, 2017 4:56 pm
Jayalalithaa, Dipe Jayakumar, Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa’s niece Dipa Jayakumar outside Poes Garden residence in Chennai. ANI photo

Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar was allegedly stopped by AIDMK general secretary TTV Dinakaran’s followers from entering the former Tamil Nadu chief minister’s residence at Poes Garden.

Deepa made an unscheduled visit to Jayalalithaa’s residence along with her supporters on Sunday morning and wanted to garland a portrait of her late aunt kept in the front porch of the sprawling house, news agency PTI reported. After paying respects to Jayalalithaa, Deepa tried to enter her bungalow. “Suddenly, she wanted to enter the house to which we said we don’t have the authority to allow. We also pointed to her that the house was locked and asked her to leave the premises,” sources told PTI.

Deepa’s supporters then staged a protest alleging that she was blocked by supporters of AIADMK Amma deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran when she tried to enter the house. Incidentally, her brother Deepak was present in the house when she arrived.

A posse of reporters were allegedly denied entry by the Chennai Police and a few were reportedly injured in the scuffle between the two supporters. As tension mounted, police beefed up security arrangements in and around the posh locality. They reportedly allowed only local residents and their vehicles to enter the area and barred outsiders, including mediapersons.

Earlier in May, Jayakumar had staked claim for Jayalalithaa’s assets and also raised concerns over the proposed plan of turning Jayalalithaa’s bungalow into a memorial.

“The plan to convert the house into a memorial was done by those who are trying to take revenge on the two of us (brother and me) who are Jayalalithaa’s blood relatives,” she was quoted as saying by The Hindu.

Jayakaumar’s husband, K Madhavan also launched a new political party MJDMK in April this year. He launched the party after paying respects to MGR and Jayalalithaa at their respective memorials in Marina Beach.

The Poes Garden house was occupied by AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala, close aide of Jayalalithaa, till she surrendered in a Bengaluru court in February to serve her term in the disproportionate wealth case.

There have been demands from rival O Panneerselvam camp that the house be converted into a memorial. The front portion of the house where Jayalalithaa used to receive her supporters was thrown open to the public for some time in the aftermath of her demise in December last.

with PTI inputs

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    Nathan
    Jun 12, 2017 at 6:34 am
    THE GOVT MUST SEIZE THE PROPERTY SANS ANY REGISTERED WILL EXECUTED BY MISS. J. JAYALALITHA, EX C.M OF TAMILNADU. EVERYBODY IS EYEING THE POES GARDEN RESIDENCE BECAUSE THE MARKET VALUE OF THE ESTATEMAY BE AROUND 1500 MILLION RUPEES. THE PRESENT GOVT OF TAMILNADU HEADED BY MR. PALANISWAMY LACKS DECISION MAKING AND EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY WHICH MISS. JAYALALITHA USED TO HAVE. THE EMBLY SHOULD BE DISSOLVED BY HON. MODIJI AND SNAP ELECTIONS MUST BE HELD.
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    NaveenNayak
    Jun 12, 2017 at 12:06 am
    As Jayalalitha has been found guilty, in disproportionate ets case, ALL ets of former PM stands frozen, AND attached by GOVT as its Property; NO ONE incldg Sasikala or her relatives HAVE right to enter or convert it into a museum; Building can be remodelled to SERVE as Conference Hall for Meetings , owned by GOVT who ' can get good revenue from it ! Those who want Memoriam should build at OWN Cost !
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    Sankaran Krishnan
    Jun 11, 2017 at 7:18 pm
    It is better to cordon off for all those who stake claims and counter claims and instead let them go over to the Court and show the WILL if any duly signed and authenticated by the deceased TN CM Jayalalithaa and if not let the court decide to convert her house into an Memorial or NOT ??? Till such time let the court appoint an Advocate Commissioner and let him verify the valuables and other things that are available inside the Poes Garden House and report the same to the Court and whoever claims the property let them show proof of that !!!
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    Jagdish Chandra
    Jun 11, 2017 at 6:18 pm
    It is nepotism tussle between sister and brother; they engaged in war to usurp property of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa instead work for welfare of state. Northern swath of nation has discarded dynasty regime out rightly, only remain to see when turn the table of south at this plank
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    Damodar Biswal
    Jun 11, 2017 at 3:17 pm
    In TN politics everybody is after Amma legacy or ets.
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    raghav
    Jun 11, 2017 at 2:46 pm
    This fat as.s is looking opportunities to grab the who re's property, which must go to the govt. Look at the bindi she's put on to match jaya's. Such crooks all around us...,
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    Tkbasu
    Jun 11, 2017 at 2:45 pm
    Where was her niece before her demise.
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