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Sasikala applies for parole to 'meet ailing husband'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Oct 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Bengaluru, Oct 3: Sidelined AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala on Tuesday applied for a 15-day parole to the central jail authorities here to meet her ailing husband M. tarajan in Cheni in Tamil du, a prison official said.

“She (Sasikala) applied today (Tuesday) for 15-day parole to visit Cheni and meet her husband who is seriously ill,” Parpan Agrahara Central Jail Superintendent M. Somashekar told IANS here.

“The decision on parole and its duration will be decided in a couple of days in consultation with authorities concerned,” he added.

A confidante of late Tamil du Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, Sasikala, 60, is serving a four-year jail term in the prison on the city’s outskirts since February 15 after the Supreme Court on February 14 upheld her conviction in a corruption case in September 2015 by a trial court here.

“Her application will be considered on getting the opinion of the state legal and police departments. We will stipulate the number of days Sasikala will be allowed to be on parole and when she should return,” the officer said. Co-convicts Elavarasi and V.N. Sudhakaran, Sasikala’s sister in-law and nephew, are also serving their sentence but have not applied for parole. According to AIADMK faction leader T.T.V. Dikaran, tarajan is in the Liver Intensive Care Unit of the Gleneagles Global Health City in Cheni. (IANS)

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