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Jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala gets 5-day parole to meet sick husband

74-year-old Natarajan underwent liver, kidney transplant on Oct 3 with organs harvested from a brain-dead youth

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

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VK Sasikala

Jailed leader V K was on Friday granted parole for five days by prison authorities in to meet her husband, who underwent a liver and kidney transplant at a hospital.

had sought parole for 15 days, but she has been granted for five days, jail authorities said.

After her first application was rejected on "technical grounds" on October three for not producing certain requisite documents, had filed a fresh plea for parole.

She is expected to leave for in the afternoon.

member from Navneet Krishnan has given an undertaking for Sasikala's parole, her lawyer Krisnappana told reporters outside the jail premises.

"Rs 1,000 surety also has been deposited," he added.

Around 100 supporters of Sasikala gathered outside the jail premises.

Krisnappana said Sasikala's nephew TTV had arrived at the jail and was completing the parole formalities.

Police had earlier issued an NOC to the government for granting parole to Sasikala, he said.

Sasikala's husband, M Natarajan (74) underwent the liver and kidney transplant on October 3 with the organs harvested from a brain-dead youth, according to Gleneagles Global Health City hospital in

Sasikala has been in Parapana Agrahara central jail here 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.

First Published: Fri, October 06 2017. 14:59 IST