Speaking about his meeting with Jayalalithaa in jail, PM Jaisimha, the DIG Prisons, was quoted as saying, "I have not seen Jayalalithaa when she was a Chief Minister in Tamil Nadu. Of whatever I have seen meeting her up during my prison rounds - she is fit and healthy and not shown any signs of a broken woman."
Jaisimha also informed that the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister was very co-operative. While showering his praise for the 66-year-old AIADMK supremo, the officer added, "...the whole credit goes to Jayalalithaa, who has been so cooperative with the jail authorities."
'Whole credit goes to Jaya who is so cooperative with jail authorities'
"It's surprising because Jayalalithaa has not met any AIADMK member or her MLAs and MPs, who had come to meet her in the jail," said Jaisimha while describing the situation when her loyalist and now the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O Panneerselvam and many others were sent back as Jayalalithaa had refused to meet them.
Earlier it was reported that Jayalalithaa had decided not to meet Pannerselvam and other MLAs, MPs of her party on moral ground. She reportedly believe that ministers should not meet a convict in jail.
Speaking about Jayalalithaa, the DIG Prisons on Sunday, Oct 12 also said, "Yesterday around 5.30 pm, I met her in the cell and enquired if she is facing any problem. She said she has no problems and thanked us for being kind to her demands."
While commenting on Jayalalithaa's daily routine inside the jail, the DIG stated, She is very strict about her food. She reads Tamil and English newspapers - Dina Thanti, The Hindu, Times of India and others between 6 am to 7:30 am."
Jayalalithaa has been convicted in Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets (DA) case. A special court in Bangalore sent her to jail for four years and also imposed a fine of Rs 100 crore.
Jayalalithaa moved the Supreme Court challenging the Karnataka High Court's move of dismissing her bail plea. The apex court has been scheduled to hear her petition on Friday, Oct 17.