Sasikala gets VVIP treatment in Bengaluru jail, meets 14 visitors in 31 days: Report

The government advocate had told the court that jail authorities were strictly adhering to the prison manual in allowing visitors.

AIADMK general secretary Sasikala Natarajan, who is currently lodged at  Bengaluru central as a convict in disproportionate asset case, is facing allegations of openly flouting jail rules and receiving VVIP treatment.  According to a RTI reply received by Times Now, as many as 14 visitors met Sasikala in 31 days in jail which is against the prescribed norm of one visitor in 15 days.

Ironically, the revelation was made a day after Karnataka High court rejected a petition seeking her transfer to woman’s prison in Tumakuru to prohibit Tamil Nadu ministers from meeting the AIADMK leader.  The government advocate had said that the jail authorities at Parappana Agrahara were strictly adhering to the prison manual in allowing visitors. The petition was filed by ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy, who is known for taking up public causes.

His lawyer had contended that Tamil Nadu ministers were receiving their instructions from Sasikala, and said that the the deputy speaker of the Lok Sabha Thambidurai, a senior AIADMK leader had expressed reservations about the same. The court, however, declining to accept the plea, the bench said, “Vote them out.”

Sasikala surrendered on 15 February after she was found guilty by the Supreme Court in the disproportionate assets case.