No VVIP treatment for VK Sasikala in Bengaluru jail; visitors only once in 15 days

VK Sasikala took oath as General Secretary of the AIADMK and when she was about to turn CM of Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court convicted her.

In a major development, VK Sasikala has been denied the VVIP facilities and has been asked to stay like other prisoners lodged in the Parappana Agrahara prison in Bengaluru. The latest update from the jail says that she has not been given any special treatment except television. She has been provided pillow, blanket and fan along with other prisoners and three white sarees. Sasikala has been asked to make candles along with agarbathis and is paid Rs 50 on daily basis.

It may be mentioned here that after the sudden demise of J Jayalalithaa, VK Sasikala took oath as General Secretary of the AIADMK and when she was about to turn Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court of India announced that she has been convicted in the disproportionate assets case in 1996.

Sasikala has been sentenced to four years of imprisonment. She had pledged for special treatment with the privileges of home cooked food, television, non-vegeterian along with a maid and an air-conditioner.

Apart from not getting the VVIP treatment, Sasikala would only be able to meet visitors every 15 days. Earlier, VK Sasikala had attracted everybody’s attention when an information made available by the Central Prison in response to a Right to Information (RTI) query revealed that Sasikala met 19 visitors in 31 days. However, according to the Karnataka Prison Manual and Karnataka Prison Rules, under-trial prisoners are eligible for one such meeting a week with their relatives, friends and lawyers, while convicts are eligible to have visitors once in 15 days.