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Bangalore police chief denies reports of Jayalalithaa’s ill health

Public are requested not to pay heed to any such rumours of her ill health, said M N Reddi.

Jayalalithaa was sentenced to four years in jail in an 18-year-old corruption case. (Source: PTI)
Jayalalithaa was sentenced to four years in jail in an 18-year-old corruption case. (Source: PTI)

The Bangalore police on Tuesday denied reports that said AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa, lodged in a city jail after her conviction in a corruption case, was unwell, calling them incorrect

M N Reddi, Commissioner of Police, Bangalore City, posted on Twitter, “Some Kannada news channels are showing that Kum. Jayalalithaa is unwell and having heart problem. THIS IS NOT CORRECT.”

He further clarified, “We usually write to couple of Govt hospitals routinely when there is a Z+ security person in city, to keep ward ready as a precaution. We have written in the same way to 2 hospitals. Public are requested not to pay heed to any such rumours of her ill health.”

Yesterday, Jayalalithaa moved the Karnataka High Court challenging her conviction in the disproportionate assets case which cost her the chief minister’s job and disqualified her from being an MLA.

Jayalalitha has contended that the trial court has overlooked several judgements and has not considered the binding nature of various income tax orders and decisions of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, which had accepted the income and the level of expenditure pleaded by her.