Sasikala leaves for Ben­galuru prison as pa­role ends

The Hitavada - - NATION -

DE­POSED AIADMK leader V K Sasikala on Thurs­day left for Ben­galuru by road to re­port at the Parap­pana Agra­hara Prison in Ben­galuru as her pa­role for vis­it­ing her hus­band in a hospi­tal here ended on Wed­nes­day.

Sasikala left from the res­i­dence of Kr­ishna Priya, her close rel­a­tive in T Na­gar here on Thurs­day morn­ing. She had vis­ited her hus­band M Natara­jan, who un­der­went liver and kid­ney trans­plan­ta­tion at the hospi­tal, on all five days of her pa­role pe­riod.

Ac­cord­ing to Gle­nea­gles Global Health City, where Natara­jan (74) un­der­went or­gan trans­plan­ta­tions on Oc­to­ber 4 and a tra­cheostomy two days later, he is re­cov­er­ing well.

The AIADMK leader, who was re­moved from the party last month by Chief Min­is­ter K Palaniswami-led camp, is trav­el­ling in a car, which had to halt at sev­eral lo­ca­tions here like the Trade Cen­tre point as the area was teem­ing with party cadres to greet and wish her well. Also, as was wit­nessed in the past five days, sev­eral women cadres car­ried their new­borns in their arms and re­quested Sasikala to name them.

The 60-year-old leader is ex­pected to reach Ben­galuru on time to re­port at the prison com­plex by six pm in keep­ing with the pa­role con­di­tion.

Sasikala has been lodged in the Para­pana Agra­hara cen­tral 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 fouryear jail terms in the case.

Granted emer­gency pa­role from Oc­to­ber 7 to 11, she was asked to ad­here to sev­eral con­di­tions. Sasikala’s visit came at a time when her nephew TT V Dhi­nakaran and the rul­ing camp led by Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Min­is­ter O Pan­neer­sel­vam are fight­ing it out to get the two leaves sym­bol, which was frozen by the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion.

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