Sasikala Reaches Bengaluru Central Jail After 5-Day Parole Ends
File photo of Ousted AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala used for representational purposes.
File photo of Ousted AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala used for representational purposes.
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Sasikala Reaches Bengaluru Central Jail After 5-Day Parole Ends

Jailed AIADMK leader Sasikala, who is serving a four-year sentence at Bengaluru’s Parappana Agrahara jail in a disproportionate assets case, was granted a five-day parole to see her ailing husband M Natarajan in Chennai, on 7 October. Sasikala’s parole ended on 11 October, and she departed for Bengaluru Central Jail the next morning.

Sasikala’s former plea for a 15-day parole had been rejected, following which she had applied for emergency parole.

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  • Sasikala leaves Chennai for Bengaluru jail as her parole comes to an end
  • Sasikala had been granted five-day emergency parole to visit her ailing husband, M Natarajan on 7 October
  • Sasikala was not allowed to meet ministers or hold political meetings while on parole, but could meet family members
  • While on parole, Sasikala stayed at her sister-in-law Ilavarasi’s daughter’s house at 181 Habibullah Road in Chennai’s T Nagar
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Sasikala Back in Bengaluru

Deposed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala reached the Bengaluru's Central prison after her five-day parole ended on Wednesday. She was given the parole to see her ailing husband.

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Sasikala Leaves for Bengaluru Jail as Parole Ends

V K Sasikala's five-day parole, to visit her ailing husband M Natarajan in a hospital in Chennai, ended on Wednesday.She left Chennai on Thursday morning for Parappana Agrahara central jail in Bengaluru, reported ANI.

She visited her husband, who underwent liver and kidney transplantation, on all five days of her parole. According to Gleneagles Global Health City, where Natarajan (74) underwent organ transplantation on 4 October and a tracheotomy two days later, is recovering well.

Sasikala Leaves Hospital

After spending over 2 hours with her husband who is recovering from a dual transplant surgery, Sasikala leaves Gleneagles Global Health City hospital.

Sasikala Reaches Chennai Hospital to See Ailing Husband

Amid cheering supporters, Sasikala reaches Gleneagles Global Health City hospital in Perumbakkam, Chennai to see her ailing husband M Natarajan.

Hospital Says M Natarajan Recovering Well

Gleneagles Global Health City Hospital issued a statement saying that Sasikala’s husband, M Natarajan’s condition was stable during the surgery and that he is recovering well in the liver intensive care unit.

Sasikala Leaves Residence to Meet Husband

Sasikala leaves home for Gleneagles Global Health City hospital in Perumbakkam, Chennai to visit her husband Natarajan, who has undergone a liver and kidney transplant.



 VK Sasikala’s meets supporters on the way to the hospital. 
VK Sasikala’s meets supporters on the way to the hospital. 
(Photo Courtesy: Ronald)

Sasikala Reaches Residence

Sasikala has reached her residence as mentioned in the emergency parole application.

The Quint Is Live From Outside Sasikala's Residence

The Quint is live from outside Sasikala’s residence. Watch what the crowd of supporters gathered there have to say.

Sasikala Arrives in Chennai

Sasikala Supporters Throng the Streets of Chennai

The Quint’s reporter Smitha TK brings us the updates from Ground Zero.

“We have come to see Sasikala because she is like our Amma,” say supporters.

With Sasikala just about to arrive, crowds of supporters trickled onto the streets.

Sasikala to Travel to Chennai by Road

Changing her initial plans of flying to Chennai, Sasikala will now travel to Chennai by road.

Visuals of Sasikala Coming out of Bengaluru Central Jail

Coming out of the Bengaluru Central Jail, Sasikala was seen wearing a green saree, in keeping with her party’s colours.

Conditions of Sasikala's Parole

Sasikala, accompanied by TTV Dhinakaran and other party members leaves prison on parole. The conditions for her parole are the following:

She has reportedly been asked to surrender by 6 pm on 12 October.

Sasikala Not Barred from Meeting Family

The Quint has learnt that Sasikala has not been barred from meeting any of her family members, but she will not be allowed to speak to media or engage in political meetings.

Welcome Posters for Sasikala in Chennai’s T Nagar

A poster welcoming Sasikala in Chennai’s T Nagar. 
A poster welcoming Sasikala in Chennai’s T Nagar. 
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter / Stalin)

Sasikala Likely to Take Jet Airways 2314 Flight to Chennai

The Quint has learnt that Sasikala is likely to take the Jet Airways 2314 flight at 4:15 pm on Friday and is expected to reach Chennai by 5 pm. She is likely to go to her sister-in-law Ilavarasi's daughter Vishnupriya's house in T Nagar and then go to Gleneagles Global Health City hospital, Perumbakkam to meet her husband.

However, Sasikala is yet to come out of jail. Her air ticket has been booked but whether or not she takes the flight, is yet to be seen.

Some of her party members have also claimed that she could travel by road.

Sasikala to Stay at Kin’s House in T Nagar, Chennai

The Quint has learnt that Sasikala will be staying at her sister-in-law Ilavarasi's daughter's house at 181 Habibullah Road in Chennai’s T Nagar, as per her advocate’s claims.

Sasikala Granted 5-Day Emergency Parole to See Ailing Husband

Sasikala has been granted five-day emergency parole to visit her ailing husband M Natarajan. However, she had asked for 15 days.

These are some visuals from outside the jail before she was granted parole.

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    Visual of Central Jail in Bengaluru where Sasikala is lodged.
    Visual of Central Jail in Bengaluru where Sasikala is lodged.(Photo Courtesy: ANI Screen grab)
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Visual of Central Jail in Bengaluru where Sasikala is lodged.
    Visual of Central Jail in Bengaluru where Sasikala is lodged. (Photo Courtesy: ANI Screen grab)
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Visual of Central Jail in Bengaluru where Sasikala is lodged.
    Visual of Central Jail in Bengaluru where Sasikala is lodged. (Photo Courtesy: ANI Screen grab)

Chennai Police Commissioner Agreed to Sasikala’s Parole

Sasikala’s lawyer told ANI that the jail authorities received an e-mail from the Chennai Police Commissioner agreeing to her parole, albeit with certain conditions.

Krishnappan, Sasikala’s lawyer.
Krishnappan, Sasikala’s lawyer.
(Photo Courtesy: ANI Screen grab)
Now the jail authorities are discussing with higher officials about conditions imposed by Chennai police. If she (Sasikala) is able to affix her signature accepting all the conditions, then she will be out within half an hour.
Krishnappan, Sasikala’s lawyer, to ANI

Dhinakaran Arrives At Bengaluru Jail for Sasikala's Parole Hearing

TTV Dhinakaran, Sasikala’s nephew and sidelined AIADMK leader arrives at Bengaluru Central Jail for Sasikala’s parole hearing.

TTV Dhinakaran waiting outside the main entrance of Parappana Agrahara to meet aunt VK Sasikala, who is expected to get parole today.
TTV Dhinakaran waiting outside the main entrance of Parappana Agrahara to meet aunt VK Sasikala, who is expected to get parole today.
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter / Anna Isaac)

Sasikala Has Not Asked for Security Arrangements

According to Sasikala’s advocate, no security arrangements have been requested in the parole application. Her advocate told CNN News-18 the same.

Bengaluru Jail Begins Formalities for Sasikala's Parole

The Bengaluru Central Prison authorities have begun the formalities for issuing parole for Sasikala, reported The Quint’s Arun Dev.



Party workers waiting outside Bengaluru Central Prison for Sasikala’s parole.
Party workers waiting outside Bengaluru Central Prison for Sasikala’s parole.
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter / Arun Dev)

Sasikala Likely to Be out on Parole Today

VK Sasikala, ousted AIADMK leader, is likely to be out on parole on Friday from the Parappana Agrahara Prison in Bengaluru to see her ailing husband M Natarajan, as told to The New Indian Express by a senior officer of the State Prisons Department. The Tamil Nadu government will be directing the duration of Sasikala’s parole, the officer told the newspaper.

Prison sources told The Quint’s reporter that the Tamil Nadu police have issued a No Objection Certificate to the Karnataka government for Sasikala’s parole.

The Quint has learnt that Sasikala will stay at her sister-in-law Ilavarasi’s house in T Nagar, Chennai during the time of her parole, according to her advocate.

TTV Dinakaran, Sasikala’s nephew, went to receive her in Bengaluru on Thursday night, reported The New Indian Express. Sasikala’s earlier parole plea was rejected by the Bengaluru jail authorities. She, however, made a fresh request on Thursday.