Tamil Nadu crisis: Jailed Sasikala spends first night sleeping on floor

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Bengaluru | Updated: February 16, 2017 11:48:01 AM

AIADMK chief VK Sasikala, who surrendered before the Bengaluru court yesterday, has been given an ordinary cell in the Parappana Agrahara prison, where she will have to spend four years.

Upon reaching Bengaluru yesterday from Chennai, Sasikala underwent a medical check up as also court formalities. (PTI)Upon reaching Bengaluru yesterday from Chennai, Sasikala underwent a medical check up as also court formalities. (PTI)

AIADMK chief VK Sasikala, who surrendered before the Bengaluru court yesterday, has been given an ordinary cell in the Parappana Agrahara prison, where she will have to spend four years. The prisoner number 9234 had to spend first night in the cell sleeping on the floor. There are reports that Sasikal had asked for A class cell, a table and occasional non veg food in the jail. Also she is said to be sharing her cell with two women inmates.

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Upon reaching Bengaluru yesterday from Chennai, Sasikala underwent a medical check up as also court formalities. In the morning, she also visited Jayalalithaa’s memorial before leaving for Bengaluru. A video has also gone viral in which she was seen slapping the memorial of the late leader sparking off her intentions.

A Supreme Court bench had on Tuesday, asked Sasikala and her two relatives to surrender forthwith to the trial court in Bengaluru and serve the remaining part of four-year jail term in the dispproptionate assets case. The verdict disqualifies Sasikala from becoming a legislator and consequentially she can’t be chief minister either for six years from the date of release of prison under the Representation of the People Act.

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After the Supreme Court verdict, the AIADMK said that she had always carried the burden of the late Jayalalithaa. “Whenever there had been burden for Amma (Jayalalithaa) she (Sasikala) had taken it on her. She is doing the same now also. #Chinnamma,” the party’s official Twitter handle, @AIADMKOfficial said.

The trial court had sentenced Sasikala and her two relatives to four years imprisonment with a fine of Rs 10 crore each. Jayalalithaa was sentenced to four years with a fine of Rs 100 crore.

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