While prisoner number Prisoner No.9234 Sasikala is sharing a wall with India's first woman serial killer 'Cyanide Mallika' in the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bengaluru, Jayalalithaa’s foster son K Sudhakaran, a co-accused in the case is also having famous company.

 

Sudhakaran was ordered to surrender by the trial court to serve his four-year sentence in the Disproportionate Assets Case. The other two convicted in this case were Sasikala and Ilavarasi. The trio have to pay a fine of Rs 10 crore each now.

 

Sudhakaran is being kept in the men’s barrack and while there were rumours of him having a VVIP treatment in jail, reliable sources tell us of his cell mate.

 

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It is none other than SC Jayachandra, the suspended bureaucrat who was arrested on December 12 on charges of money laundering. The income tax department had seized Rs 4.7 crore in the newly issued Rs 2,000 notes from Jaychandra's residence at the Raj Mahal Vilas extension. He was arrested by the enforcement directorate under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Interestingly, his was the country’s first case of recovery in the rare new Rs 2000 currency notes. 

 

According to the I-T report, others found possessing new currency notes were contractors Ibrahim Shereef (Rs 4.8 crore), Nazeer Ahmed (Rs 32.7 lakh) and Chandrakanth Ramalingam (Rs 46 lakh).

 

Ironically, there is a distant E Palanisami link to this case, though the AIADMK supremo denies it. Chandrakanth Ramalingam, is an Erode-based businessman and is also currently lodged in the Parappana Agrahara jail in Bengaluru. How is he related to Palanisami? Ramalingam is related to Edappadi Palanisami’s son  Mithun Kumar. Mithun Kumar’s wife’s sister’s brother-in-law is Chandrakant Ramalingam.