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Sasikala given preferential treatment in Parappana Agrahara prison?

An inquiry report has created a frenzy after it revealed that VK Sasikala,  aide of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, has been given preferential treatment in the Parappana Agrahara prison.

Sasikala given preferential treatment in Parappana Agrahara prison
Bengaluru, First Published Oct 9, 2019, 3:57 PM IST
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Bengaluru: Ousted AIADMK leader VK Sasikala, who is currently lodged in the Parappana Agrahara Central prison in Bengaluru in the disproportionate assets case has received preferential treatment in the jail.

The report submitted by an inquiry committee read that Sasikala had bribed officials in order to enjoy special privileges while serving term. The report further reads that Sasikala had left the prison during the night and when she was present in prison, food was separately cooked for her. 

The committee was formed after the then DIG-prisons, D Roopa, had claimed that Sasikala was given preferential treatment. It came to the conclusion after investigating into the matter using CCTV footage that showed Sasikala and her relative Elavarasi walking into the prison with bags. 

The duo had said in the prison records that they had gone to meet visitors. However, there was a mismatch in the timing of their departure and arrival on CCTV footage when compared to the daily report of the Chief Superintendent.

The Supreme Court had convicted Sasikala in February, 2017 in the disproportionate assets case along with her two relatives V N Sudhakaran and Elavarasi All four are serving a 4-year jail term.

Meanwhile, a raid was carried out by the City Crime Branch at Parappana Agrahara Prison this morning. Sources said 37 knives, Ganja smoking pipes and cash were seized during the raid.

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