T T V Dinakaran is the AIADMK’s candidate to contest the R K Nagar by-elections. Dinakaran who is convicted AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan’s nephew will contest the seat that was held by former chief minister J Jayalalithaa and it may be recalled that he was recently asked to pay up a penalty of Rs 25 crore in connection with a Foreign Exchange Regulation Act violation case.
For former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa’s once ‘foster’ and later ‘disowned’ son Sudhakaran the jail stint is not a first.
After being convicted along with jailed AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan and Ilavarasi in the disproportionate assets case, he surrendered before a special court on February 15 in Bengaluru following which he has been lodged in jail.
On Thursday, convicted AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan spent her first day in the Bengaluru central jail after being convicted by the Supreme Court in the disproportionate assets case.
“She spent the day like any other ordinary convict,” said a jail official. Tamarind rice for breakfast and ragi (millet)-based food for lunch and dinner was what she was given.
Draped in a white saree, she spent most of her day walking around with her co-convict Ilavarasi. Later in the evening, the jail guards escorted her back to her cell.
Convicted AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan made a seven-hour long trip from Chennai to Bengaluru before she surrendered before the special court on Wednesday, February 15.
She was then taken to jail where she will be serve the remainder of her four-year term after she was convicted by the Supreme Court in the disproportionate assets case on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the trial court’s order which had convicted former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa and also ordered her to pay a fine of Rs 100 crore.
The trial court had fined Jayalalithaa alone of Rs 100 crore. The court had fined AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran Rs 10 crore each, thus making the total fine Rs 130 crore.