Sasikala Natarajan is prisoner number 9934. She has been taken to jail and a prisoner number has also been allotted. Co-convict Ilavarasi has been allotted number 9935. Sasikala's number when she was lodged in jail after the trial court convicted her in 2015 was 7403. Jayalalithaa was given the number 7402.
The proceedings began with the judge reading out the operative portion of the Supreme Court's verdict. Sasikala told the court that she wants the next barrack that her close aide Jayalalithaa was lodged in.
There was absolute chaos out side the court as Sasikala arrived at the jail premises. The police had to resort to lathi charge to disperse the crowd. Several vehicles were damaged in the violence.
The SC had earlier rejected her application in which she sought
time to surrender.
Sasikala's husband Natarajan and other relatives were present at the jail premises as she arrived. Several supporters too were present. However there were more police and media personnel when compared to the followers. She was convicted by the Supreme Court on Tuesday and ordered to complete her sentence of four years.