Sasikala sent to Bengaluru jail, will share cell with two other inmates

The Supreme Court had on Tuesday restored Sasikala's conviction in the DA case, awarding four years jail term to the AIADMK general secretary and her relatives, besides imposing a fine of Rs 10 crore each.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 16, 2017 12:18 pm
sasikala, sasikala surrenders Sasikala pays tribute at the memorial of J Jayalalithaa. ANI Photo

AIADMK General Secretary Sasikala on Wednesday surrendered before Bengalure police after being convicted in the disproportionate asset case by the Supreme Court. The trial court, place to surrender, was shifted the central jail at Parapppana Agrahara due to security reasons. Sasikala gave herself up at the Central Jail on the city’s southern outskirts with her relatives Elavarasi and V.N. Sudhakaran after reaching from Chennai by road, officials said.

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As the long-time confidante of the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa reached the prison complex, clashes erupted between AIADMK supporters and police personnel. One official said Sasikala underwent a medical check-up.

Sasikala was imprisoned after completion of court formalities and medical check up, officials said. The ourt also turned down her pleas for two weeks more time to surrender and for home food. She has been given a cell that will be shared with two other inmates.

Sasikala’s relatives V N Sudhakaran and Elavarasi, whose conviction by the trial court in Bengaluru had been upheld by the Supreme Court, also surrendered. Four cars in the cavalcade of Sasikala were damaged soon after it arrived near the court premises, police said, adding, it was not immediately known who did it.

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Before leaving for Bengaluru to surrender, Sasikala visited the memorial of J Jayalalithaa and the Ramapuram residence of party founder M G Ramachandran. The 62-year-old leader, who was locked in a bitter tussle with AIADMK’s O Panneerselvam for Tamil Nadu’s chief ministership, took the inevitable journey to the Karnataka capital after the Supreme Court earlier today refused to give her further time to surrender.

At the Jayalalithaa memorial on the Marina Beach, Sasikala paid floral tributes and was seen muttering something which was not audible. She had yesterday given pep talk to MLAs and supporters to stay bold and remain united. “Only I can be jailed, not the care or concern I have for this party. Wherever I will be, my thoughts will be here,” Sasikala had told both her MLAs at Koovathur resort as well as to her supporters later at Poes Garden late last night.

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The Supreme Court had yesterday restored Sasikala’s conviction in the DA case, awarding four years jail term to the AIADMK general secretary and her relatives, besides imposing a fine of Rs 10 crore each. The trial court had imposed a fine of Rs 100 crore on the late Jayalalithaa.

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  1. I
    IML sood
    Feb 15, 2017 at 4:34 pm
    Shame on such morons who drag PM name in every matter to satisfy their frustration and cowardice.
    1. F
      Feb 15, 2017 at 4:51 pm
      Don't worry. She will be on payroll and be out for 3 years 10 months. She will save the party and the state from thugs and mafia.
      1. T
        Feb 15, 2017 at 3:37 pm
        Luckly no comments here today anti Modi comments .....
        1. S
          Feb 23, 2017 at 5:15 pm
          Jayalalitha amazed 66crores DA ets and court convicted 4 years jail term and 100 crores fine. What about 200 crores corruption by Kanimozhi and kalaizer TV? Stalin is acting like a spotless person and his w family amazed DA ets more than 1000 crores and no punishment till date.
          1. T
            Feb 15, 2017 at 9:23 pm
            Such cases keep dragging for years . But the timing of this judgement is very suious....
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