When the Supreme Court passed the order in the disproportionate assets case, it abated the sentence against former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa. As a result of this, the sentence of four years was abated in the event of her death. Moreover Karnataka’s review seeking a clarification on whether it could collect the Rs 100 crore fine was also rejected which meant none of the properties would be seized.
From Jayalalithaa’s most trusted aide to a strong contender for the post of Tamil Nadu chief minister, Sasikala Natarajan today is a deserted soul. Lodged at the Parapana Agrahara jail after being held guilty in the disproportionate assets case, she hardly has any visitor. One person who religiously called on her was T T V Dinakaran, but he too is in jail in connection with the Election Commission bribery case.
Politically irrelevant and out of the thick of action, Sasikala Natarajan has decided to pick up a book and learn how to speak English. Lodged in the Bengaluru central jail after being sentenced to four years imprisonment in the disproportionate assets case, Sasikala has requested jail authorities to provide her an English tutor.
As the merger talks continue and Sasikala Natarajan and family continue to be sidelined, the rumour mills in Tamil Nadu are abuzz with talk that the Bharatiya Janata Party is stirring this activity. Some within the AIADMK have blamed the BJP for the split and then the ouster of Sasikala and T T V Dinakaran from the party.
He has been in and out of jail several times, but that never deterred him. Addicted to a good life-style and a life of conning people, Sukesh Chandrasekhar was a son who was disowned by his parents. His father who worked at a bank disowned him after realising that his son was a repeat offender.
It appears as though the curtains will be drawn on the political career of T T V Dinakaran, the nephew of Sasikala Natarajan. Facing arrest in a bribery case, Dinakaran is likely to resign after meeting with Sasikala at the Bengaluru central prison where she is lodged after being convicted in the disproportionate assets case.
The Enforcement Directorate has insisted that Sasikala Natarajan faces trial in a case registered under the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act. This move by the ED comes after the Madras High Court had recently said that Sasikala and the other accused must face trial in the two-decade old case.
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.
A petition seeking the transfer of Sasikala Natarajan from a Bengaluru jail to a woman’s prison in Tumakuru has been rejected by the Karnataka High Court. The petitioner sought the transfer of Sasikala to a woman’s prison in Tumakuru.
Ilavarasi who along with Sasikala Natarajan was convicted in the disproportionate assets case has a new job to do at Central Prison, Parappana Agrahara, Bangalore 560100.
Serving a simple imprisonment of four years, Ilavarasi has her hands tied as she screens the 100s of letters that Sasikala receives in jail.