Sasikala unlikely to surrender today; K’taka preps for VVIP prisoner

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AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan is unlikely to surrender on Tuesday as she has not yet received the certified copy of the Supreme Court verdict that convicted her. The court had convicted her in the disproportionate assets case and also directed her to surrender so that she could complete her four-year sentence.

AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan.

However, the order would come into force only once a certified copy of the verdict is made available. It is a mere technicality say legal experts while also adding that once she gets the certified copy of the order she would anyway have to surrender.

She would surrender before the trial court following which she will be taken to the central jail at Parapanaagrahara in Bengaluru. Meanwhile the state of Karnataka is yet to start making security arrangements around the central jail. Police officials say that preparations would begin when they get an indication as to when Sasikala would come to Bengaluru.

Sasikala is likely to be lodged in the same jail cell where Jayalalithaa had stayed. The high security jail in Parapanagarahara does not have a VVIP cell. Jayalalithaa was lodged in the same barracks where former chief minister of Karnataka, B S Yeddyurappa was lodged. When Jayalalithaa was in jail in 2015, she was prisoner number 7402 while Sasikala's number was 7403.

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