Jayalalithaa's Close Aide Sasikala to be Released from Bengaluru Prison Today After 4 Years
Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's close aide, VK Sasikala will complete her four year prison term for corruption on Wednesday but having tested Covid positive on January 20, she may have to continue her treatment in a Bengaluru hospital.
According to prison authorities, she will be formally released today. "All the required formalities pertaining to her release will be completed at the hospital itself on Wednesday as she has been quarantined due to Covid," a prison official told IANS.
Independent legislator T T V Dhinakaran, Sasikala's nephew and founder of Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) had on Monday said a decision on the discharge of his aunt from the hospital would be taken after consulting the doctors.
Sasikala was sentenced to four years imprisonment in February 2017 in the Rs 66 crore disproportionate assets case along with her sister-in-law J Ilavarasi and and Jayalalithaa's foster son V N Sudhakaran.