Sasikala writes to Jail authorities to not disclose details of her release

  • | Thursday | 24th September, 2020

Sasikala’s probable early release date, accessed through RTI, has already created a political storm in the Tamil Nadu politics, which is inching closer to the state elections.

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s close aide and confidant VK Sasikala has written a letter to the Bengaluru Parappana Agrahara prison Superintendent requesting not to entertain any kind of application of the third parties under the Right to Information Act seeking details related to her imprisonment, release date, etc.

Sasikala has been sentenced to four years in a disproportionate assets case, in which Tamil Nadu’s late chief minister Jayalalithaa had been the prime accused.

Sasikala’s probable early release date, accessed through RTI, has already created a political storm in the Tamil Nadu politics, which is inching closer to the state elections.

In a letter dated September 19, Sasikala said the third parties file those applications for gaining publicity and also due to political vendetta. “The oblique motive of some applicants is to complicate my lawful release at the right time,” the letter read.

Sasikala cited the Ved Prakash Aryavs’ case where the jail authorities denied providing information of undertrial prisoners as well as convicts.

An advocate and activist T Naramisha Reddy received a reply for an RTI application he had filed from the Chief Superintendent of Prison, which stated that Sasikala’s probable date of release would be January 27, 2021, if she agrees to pay a fine of 10 crore rupees handed over to her in the disproportionate assets case. It further added that the release date may vary if Sasikala utilizes the parole facility.



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