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RTI Reveals VK Sasikala May Be Released From Jail In Jaunary 2021: Report

RTI Reveals VK Sasikala May Be Released From Jail In Jaunary 2021: Report

VK Sasikala is serving a four-year time period in a corruption case in Bengaluru. (File)


Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s aide VK Sasikala, serving a four-year time period in a corruption case in Bengaluru, could also be launched from jail subsequent January supplied she paid the positive quantity of Rs 10 crore, Karnataka Prison division has mentioned.

VK Sasikala, lodged on the Parappana Agrahara Prison in Bengaluru, was convicted and sentenced in February 2017 within the Rs 66 crore disporportionate property case.

“As per prison records, convict prisoner number 9234 Sasikala’s ‘probable date of release’ is January 27, 2021, provided in-default fine amount is paid as awarded by the honourable court,” Superintendent of Central Prison at Parappana Agrahara, R Latha mentioned in response to an RTI question.

The reply was to the question by activist T Narasimha Murthy on September 11.

Ms Latha added Sasikala’s “probable date of release” could be February 27, 2022 if the positive shouldn’t be paid.

The officer defined the possible date of launch might fluctuate if Sasikala utilises a parole facility.

She should pay Rs 10 crore to stroll out of jail on January 27, 2021, else spend one other 13 months behind bars.

After the Supreme Court restored the trial court docket judgement in opposition to Sasikala and two of her shut family members within the disproportionate property case, (VN Sudhakaran and J Elavarasi), she surrendered earlier than the court docket in Karnataka on February 15, 2017 and has been lodged in Parappana Agrahara Central Jail.

Her two family members are additionally present process 4 years easy imprisonment and all three of them had been slapped with a positive of Rs 10 crore every.

With the demise of Jayalalithaa in 2016, who was the primary accused within the case, the attraction by Karnataka in opposition to her stood abated.

Last week, Sasikala’s counsel had expressed hope of her early launch, presumably by the top of this month, citing remission for good conduct.

As per norms, three days of remission for good conduct is accessible for each month in jail and to date, she has accomplished 43 months, making her eligible for a discount of 129 days in jail,

“The Karnataka Prison Manual doesn’t have any provision barring remission to these convicted for offences below the Prevention of Corruption Act.

“As per the guide, I strongly consider that she will likely be launched by the month finish,” her advocate N Raja Senthoor Pandian had mentioned.

When the remission of 129 days is utilized, the discharge will likely be throughout the month finish and never the beforehand anticipated date of January 2021, he had mentioned.

Sasikala has already spent a complete of 35 days in jail in 1997 and 2014 and availed a 17 day parole in 2017, which is deducted from the interval she already served, he had mentioned.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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