October 6, 2017
Any violation of stiff conditions imposed by the jail authorities will ensure that Sasikala will never get another parole during the rest of her jail term.
Chennai: 181/69 Habibullah Road, T Nagar, the residence of Krishnapriya, niece of jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala on Friday afternoon was teeming with party cadres, friends and relatives after she began driving down to Chennai from Bengaluru jail. Sasikala came out of the Parapparana Agahara central prison in the afternoon to be received by her nephew TTV Dinakaran.
It was her first outing after 233 days since her incarceration on February 15 after her conviction in the disproportionate assets case in the Bengaluru prison.
She was granted five day parole to attend on her ailing husband, M Natarajan who has just undergone kidney and liver transplant and the prison authorities put stiff conditions for her parole that she must not interact with any media and meet political persons. She will be under 24 hour surveillance of the Karnataka police, whose officers have accompanied the convict to ensure that she follows all the conditions imposed for release on parole.
“If she violates even a single condition of parole, she will never get another parole during the rest of her three and half year jail term,” a jail officer told media persons in Bengaluru.
She had in fact sought a parole for 15 days, but was granted only five days and she has to surrender herself to the prison authorities at 4.30 p.m. on October 11. Sasikala can only stay at the address of her niece that she furnished to the prison authorities and the Geneagles Global Hospital were her husband is undergoing post operative care.
It was only after Tamil Nadu police gave a no objection certificate that the Bengaluru prison authorities agreed to set her free on parole.
Under no circumstances she can go and live at Poes Garden residence of Jayalalithaa that she had continued to occupy even after Jayalalithaa’s death. Tamil Nadu government had through a notification said it will be turned into a Jayalalithaa memorial, effectively wresting control of the hosue from Sasikala who enjoyed the property as her own till she was forced to surrender after her conviction in the disproportionate assets case.
Two women police officials of the rank of ACP will keep a constant watch over the convict and if there is any need at any time they can approach TN police for help.