Published On : Wed, Feb 15th, 2017

Sasikala surrenders at Bengaluru jail

AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala reaches Bengaluru jail where she will surrender. Sasikala’s lawyers have asked for a two-week relief before she surrenders. This is the second time she will be incarcerated at the Bengaluru jail, where she spent six months in 2014.

Sasikala, 61, asked the SC today if, because of her health, she could be allowed some time to present herself in Bengaluru for imprisonment. “Do you know what immediately means?” the judges responded, highlighting that they had made their decision clear in yesterday’s verdict.

Sasikala then left the house in Chennai’s Poes Garden and after two pit stops at Jaya and MGR’s memorials she has now reached the prison. The other two accused are also part of the 25-car convoy to the jail. Her husband and aides reached the jail ahead of her arrival.

The court hall where Sasikala is to surrender today has been 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 in the city citing security and other considerations, official sources said. The Parappana Agrahara jail is located close to Hosur, the entry point on Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border.