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Court hall where Sasikala will surrender shifted to central Bengaluru prison

The court hall where AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala will surrender on Wednesday was shifted to the central jail at Parapppana Agrahara due to security reasons.

india Updated: Feb 15, 2017 16:40 IST
HT Correspondent
VK Sasikala leaves for Bengaluru court to surrender, in Chennai.
VK Sasikala leaves for Bengaluru court to surrender, in Chennai.(HT Photo)

The court hall where AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala will surrender on Wednesday was shifted to the central jail at Parapppana Agrahara due to security reasons.

The Karnataka high court registrar accepted a request by Bengaluru City Police to shift the court hall, citing security and other considerations, official sources said.

The Parappana Agrahara jail is located close to Hosur, the entry point on the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border.

Despite the bevy of journalists waiting near the access road to the Bengaluru Central Prison, vendors near the jail said they hadn’t procured extra stock as they didn’t expect a huge jump in business.

Kaleshappa, who sells tender coconuts near the prison, said: “There is a difference between Jayalalithaa and Sasikala. I didn’t want to risk facing a loss because I don’t think there will be as many people here as there were back then.”

There are few though who prepared to cater to the crowd. “I prepared a lot of extra rice, I hope it won’t go to waste,” says a vendor, Rasathi.

Late Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa, Sasikala and her relatives VN Sudhakaran and J Ilavarasi had spent three weeks in jail after they were convicted by the trial court in a disproportionate assets case in September 2014 before being let out on bail by the Supreme Court.

The top court earlier on Wednesday refused to entertain Sasikala’s plea seeking more time to surrender for for imprisonment.

The Supreme Court had on Tuesday upheld Sasikala’s conviction in the DA case, awarding four years jail term to the AIADMK leader and her relatives, besides imposing a fine of Rs 10 crore each.

The trial court also imposed a fine of Rs 100 crore on the late Jayalalithaa.

(With inputs from PTI)