Sasikala to live in common cell, no TV or other facilities

Jail officials said there was a proposal to keep Sasikala in the VIP cell, but all three have been housed in common cells.

Published: 16th February 2017 03:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th February 2017 09:49 AM   |  A+A-

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V K Sasikala (File | PTI)

Express News Service

BENGALURU: “I have my own values and will come out from jail soon. No need to worry, let’s wait and watch what will happen.” These were Sasikala’s last words to her husband Natarajan when she hugged him with teary eyes and went inside the jail.

The prison officials lodged Sasikala and Ilavarasi in the women’s barrack while Sudhakaran is being kept in the men’s barrack. Jail officials said there was a proposal to keep Sasikala in the VIP cell, but based on the court’s directive, all three have been housed in common cells.

Sasikala and Ilavarasi are staying together after they received their jail uniforms.

They had chapati and curry that was made in the jail canteen around 8 pm while Sudhakaran had some snacks.

With no television or any other facility, the three are being treated like common inmates. They are not even allowed to get home-made food, according to jail officials.

Sasikala was carrying some medicinal tablets and the prison doctor checked her health and gave some more medicines when they entered the cell.

She will be allowed to meet her lawyers, but other visitors will have to seek permission from senior jail authorities. Sasikala will not be allotted any work as she was convicted of simple imprisonment.



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