Monday, 18 December, 2017

Sasikala out of jail but can't have political meetings, media interactions

VK Sasikala was granted parole for five days to visit her ailing husband in Chennai VK Sasikala was granted parole for five days to visit her ailing husband in Chennai
Christy Curtis | 07 October, 2017, 01:21

The sidelined AIADMK leader VK Sasikala on Friday came out of Bangalore jail after she was granted a parole to meet her ailing husband. She can't meet anyone in Chennai and has to stay at her relative's place.

Sasikala has also been restricted from interacting with the media-print or electronic, the authorities said.

Though Sasikala walks out of jail for the first time after eight months of jail time, her parole request -dated October 3 - was declined due to insufficient documentation.

Stating that functioning of such private hospitals in profiteering motives leads to denial of organs to poor patients who were waitlisted, she demanded that with the doctor who gave go-ahead himself facing several charges, "this case should be thoroughly investigated".

The Karnataka police have granted a five-day parole to Sasikala Natarajan to meet her ailing husband.

A "No Objection Certificate" (NOC) from Tamil Nadu Police on Sasikala parole application was received by Karnataka Prisons Departent. That initial application was sent on October 2 and was rejected two days ago. He underwent organ transplant surgeries on Tuesday, after a liver and a kidney from a 19-year-old youth were transplanted into his body at Chennai's Gleneagles Global Hospital. While stringent pre-conditions have been laid down for Sasikala's parole, the most important is for her to stay away from political activity. Along with Sasikala, her relatives Ilavarasi and VN Sudhakaran are also serving four-year jail terms. After Jayalalithaa's passing in December 2016, her aide Sasikala placed herself as the general secretary of AIADMK.

Around 100 supporters of Sasikala gathered outside the jail premises.

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