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Sasikala returns to jail after 5-day parole

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Deposed leader VK Sasikala, serving a four-year term in a corruption case, today returned to the central prison at the end of a five-day emergency parole for visiting her ailing husband at a hospital.

central jail Superintendent P S Ramesh said Sasikala returned to the prison at 5 pm.

Her 74-year-old husband M Natarajan had undergone liver and kidneytransplants at a corporate hospital in

Sasikala left this morning by a car which had to halt at several locations till it reached the highway as party cadres gathered to greet her.

She had sought a 15-day parole, but was granted only five days with tough conditions, including that she would not involve in political or any other public activity or take part in party activities.

During the emergency parole, the 60-year-old leader was allowed only to visit the hospital where her husband was undergoing treatment and stay at the residence as mentioned in the parole application.

It was also stipulated by the prison authorities thatshe should not entertain any visitors either at her residence or the hospital and that she should not interact with any media -- print or electronic.

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 four-year jail terms in the case.

Sasikala's appointment as interim general secretary of after the death J Jayalalithaa in December last year was declared as invalid last month by the party's general council meeting held after the merger of factions led by Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his present deputy O Panneerselvam.

Her visit to Chennai came at a time when her nephew and sidelined leader T T V Dhinakaran and the ruling camp are fighting it out to get the two leaves symbol, which was frozen by the Election Commission.

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 23:28 IST