Why are Sasikala's visitors in jail coming down
The numbers of visitors for Sasikala Natarajan in the Bengaluru jail has gone down considerably. Jail authorities have started to cut down the number of visitors and in the past week even sent back an MP and a minister from Tamil Nadu. The Director General of Prisons, Sathyanarayana Rao said that the jail authorities had not flouted any norms in allowing the stipulated number of visitors to meet Sasikala in jail.
According to Chapter 31 guidelines of the Karnataka Prisons Manual, one visitor is allowed to meet a convicted prisoner every fortnight. This however does not hold good for newly admitted prisoners. Usually the rules are a bit relaxed for a new prisoner as time is given to that person to adjust.
However over a period of time the rules come into force and the number of visitors too gradually reduce. Since it has been over a month since Sasikala was admitted in jail, prison authorities now feel that she has adjusted. This would mean that the number of visitors too would come down in the days to come.