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Sasikala granted five-day parole to meet husband M Natarajan at hospital

Sasikala has been in jail since February this year after the Supreme Court upheld her conviction by a special court in a disproportionate assets case. Her relatives Ilavarasi and V N Sudhakaran are also serving four-year jail terms.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: October 6, 2017 3:12:02 pm
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Sidelined AIADMK leader VK Sasikala was on Friday reportedly granted five-day parole by Karnataka jail authorities. Sasikala had sought parole to attend to her ailing husband M Natarajan. Interestingly, the parole comes just two days after authorities rejected her plea on “technical grounds”. According to reports, Sasikala will arrive in Chennai from Bengaluru a little after 4 pm.

Sasikala had, on October 2, applied for 15-day parole. “The plea has been rejected on technical grounds. The paperwork was not done properly due to which the application has been rejected,” top sources in the government told PTI. Authorities had then said she could apply once again.

Natarajan underwent liver transplant at a Chennai hospital on Wednesday. He has been in the liver intensive care unit of a corporate hospital over the last month following kidney and liver failure.

Sasikala has been in the Parappana Agrahara jail since February after the Supreme Court upheld her conviction by a special court in a disproportionate assets case. Her relatives Ilavarasi and V N Sudhakaran are also serving four-year jail terms.

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