Sasikala gets 5-day parole to visit ailing husband

Sasikala gets 5-day parole to visit ailing husband

Bengaluru, DHNS: Expelled AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala has been granted an emergency parole for five days on Friday to visit her ailing husband in Chennai.

The confidante of late former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalitha is serving a four-year term at the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison after being convicted in the disproportionate assets case.

Sasikala left the prison at 2.30 pm, and she has to return to jail by 6 pm October 12, jail officials told DH.

Her husband M Natrajan, who had recently undergone renal and liver transplant, is reportedly recuperating at a private hospital in Chennai. The emergency parole is dated from October 7 till October 11 after which the convict Sasikala has to report back by 6 pm to Parappana Agrahara prison on October 12. The emergency parole was granted with strict conditions.

 According to the conditions, Sasikala is allowed only to visit the hospital where her husband is admitted and stay at her house in Chennai. She is not supposed to speak to her supporters or entertain any visitors either at her residence or at the hospital. She is also refrained from involving herself in any political or any public activities and is not allowed to take part in any such events or meetings. Though she is allowed to speak to her relatives, she is refrained from speaking anything to media.

The conditions of the parole will be monitored by the Tamil Nadu Police to whom she has to report on Saturday 9 am in Chennai to sign. She is also instructed to contact the jurisdictional police in case of any emergency.

 Sasikala had applied for a two-week parole with the prison authorities. Her first application was rejected earlier as she had not furnished appropriate documents of her husband’s medical conditions. Two days ago, Sasikala had applied again for a 15-day parole after submitting the requisite medical documents along with details and stages of her pending cases.

The prison authorities after scrutinising and verifying all documents granted her a 5-day parole on Friday afternoon. However, prison sources also hinted that the parole duration could vary depending on the Tamil Nadu government’s recommendation too.

Prison sources claimed they have received an email that they were awaiting from the Chennai police commissioner who has agreed for her parole, but with a few conditions.

After it was decided that she be sent on parole, both the states’ police were busy discussing and reviewing her security arrangements both in Karnataka and in Tamil Nadu and during her transit too. Karnataka prison authorities have received a no-objection letter from Chennai police with regards to her security arrangements.

Sasikala’s nephew T T V Dhinakaran and advocate Ashokan had reached the central prison on Thursday night and received her while she was released on Friday. A large number of Sasikala supporters were seen before the Parappana Agrahara central prison while she was moving out of jail by road to Chennai. Dhinakaran along with his family members gave a grand reception as soon as she came out of the jail and she was taken in a SUV to Chennai by road.

According to sources, Sasikala will not stay at her house as she is planning to stay at one of her relatives’ house in T Nagar.

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