Go to jail now, Supreme Court tells Sasikala

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The Supreme Court has rejected Sasikala Natarajan's request for more time to surrender. The SC said that it had asked her to surrender immediately and it will not change that order.

Sasikala Natarajan

Senior counsel K T S Tulsi appearing for Sasikala Natarajan made repeated requests seeking time to surrender. The request made before the Bench comprising Justices P C Ghose and Amitava Roy was however rejected. Justice Ghose emphatically rejected the request. We do not intend to change a word of our order, Justice Ghose also said.
The court also did not allow Tulsi to complete his sentence. Justice Ghose said, " immediately means immediately."

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Karnataka's counsel Dushyanth Dave said that if Sasikala and others do not surrender immediately, they would be arrested. Tulsi once again requested the Bench to take up the plea at 3 pm. However Justice Ghose cut him short again and said, " we do not intend to pass any further orders after we have directed her to surrender immediately.

With this order Sasikala and the two co-convicts Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran will also have to surrender immediately before the trial court in Bengaluru. Sasikala Natarajan moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking more time to surrender before the trial court in Bengaluru. She told the Bench that she has to make some personal arrangements before she can surrender before the court. The Bench while convicting her had directed her to surrender to serve out her four years sentence.

She said that if more time is not granted to her to surrender then it would cause her irreparable loss. She has however not specified what the personal reasons are. A similar application is being filed by her co-convicts Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran.

The matter is likely to mentioned before the Bench at 10.30 am. The same Bench had convicted her on Tuesday holding her guilty in the disproportionate assets case. She along with Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran were ordered to go to jail.

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