December 7, 2018
After examining several people in connection with investigations into the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the Arumugasamy commission has decided to question her close aide and soul sister Sasikala Natarajan, now serving time in Parapparana Agrahara central jail in Bangalore after she was held guilty in a corruption case.
The commission has written a letter to the Karnataka Prisons Department and Home Secretary of Tamil Nadu government seeking permission to question Sasikala. If given permission, the commission will record her statement in person inside the jail. So far, the commission has examined 130 people in the last 14 months since it was set up.
Sasikala was sent to Bangalore jail after the Supreme Court upheld Sasikala’s conviction in the 21year old corruption case and ordered her to serve the four year sentence handed over by the trial court.
Sasikala was on the verge of becoming the chief minister of Tamil Nadu when the SC order came crashing her dreams. Moreover, she cannot contest elections for then next 10 years.