Muthulakshmi to write book on prison life

"I always thought of disclosing certain hard realities when I was behind bars. I will reveal things which were unknown to the world. The book will be in Tamil, but will be translated in regional languages including Kannada," Muthulakshmi, who was released from Central Prisons Parappana Agrahara, said.

She was confident of coming out of the prisons as she had not committed anything wrong. However, she had to pay the price for her husband Veerappan's crimes, she claimed.

On her future plans, Muthulakshmi said she would begin a new life as a farmer. "My husband has a share in a piece of land in Chamarajnagar district. I will carry out agricultural activities on the land, but I will not settle down in Karnataka. I will stay at Mettur in Tamil Nadu," she added.

To a question on her entry into politics, she said she had political ambitions in the past, but would not like to comment anything on that subject at present. Regarding her two daughters, she said one was doing her BA and the other was pursuing a course in engineering in Chennai.

Muthulakshmi was taken by a Karnataka state police team on Monday to Gobichettipalyam at Erode in Tamil Nadu where a court had issued a body warrant against her in a pending case.

Fast Track Court Judge Krishnan directed her to appear on May 19 in connection with the case relating to sharing of money alleged to have been paid as ransom for release of Kannada thespian Rajkumar, who was kidnapped by the brigand in 2000.

Kolathur police had claimed Muthulakshmi received a part of the ransom and had registered a case against her.

She was brought to Bangalore on Monday night and released from Central Prisons after fulfilling the required formalities. She has already been acquitted in all five cases against her in Karnataka.

Muthulakshmi was exonerated of charges in the last of the five cases by a Chamarajnagar court on April 20 -- relating to gunning down of six policemen by Veerappan in 1993. Muthulakshmi spent six years in the custody of STF and later three years in jail in Karnataka.

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