Karnataka Government Ready to Shift Jayalalithaa to Tamil Nadu

Published: 13th October 2014 06:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th October 2014 06:02 PM   |  A+A-


BANGALORE: Karnataka Government will have no objection to shift AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa to Tamil Nadu from a jail here if the neighbouring state makes a request through courts, Home Minister K J George said on Monday.

"If there is a proposal coming before the court from the Tamil Nadu government, we have no objection to shifting (Jayalalithaa)," George told PTI here.

Jayalalithaa is in Parappana Agrahara Central Prison jail here since September 27 after the Special Court sentenced her to four years in prison, besides imposing a Rs 100 crore fine on her, in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case against her.

The AIADMK chief's aide Sasikala, her relatives V N Sudhakaran, disowned son of the former Chief Minister, and J Elavarasi were also sent to four years in jail in the case, apart from being slapped a fine of Rs 10 crore each.

Several leaders, prominently former Prime Minister and JDS chief H D Deve Gowda, have been pressing for shifting of Jayalalithaa, saying it was a burden on the state government to manage a large number of protesters and maintain law and order.

A large number of Jayalalithaa supporters have been camping outside the central jail here since her imprisonment.

Asked whether Karnataka government had made efforts to get in touch with its Tamil Nadu counterpart on the issue, George said, "Why should we do it. The proposal should come from their side. They should either move the High court or the Supreme Court," he said.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will hear the bail plea of Jayalalithaa after a bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu posted the matter for October 17.

She was denied bail by the Karnataka High Court on October 7, holding that corruption was a violation of human rights.

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