Bengaluru, September 15
Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s aide V Ok Sasikala, serving a 4 year-term in a corruption case right here, could also be launched from jail subsequent January supplied she paid the wonderful quantity of Rs 10 crore, Karnataka Prison division has stated.
Sasikala, lodged on the Parappana Agrahara Prison right here, was convicted and sentenced in February 2017 within the Rs 66 crore disporportionate belongings 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 stated in response to an RTI question.
The reply was to the question by activist T Narasimha Murthy on September 11.
Latha added Sasikala’s “probable date of release” could be February 27, 2022 if the wonderful will not be paid.
The officer defined the possible date of launch could fluctuate if Sasikala utilises a parole facility.
She must 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 courtroom judgement in toto in opposition to Sasikala and two of her shut kinfolk within the disproportionate belongings case,(V N Sudhakaran and J Elavarasi), she surrendered earlier than the courtroom in Karnataka on February 15, 2017 and has been lodged in Parappana Agrahara Central Jail.
Her two kinfolk are additionally present process 4 years easy imprisonment and all three of them have been slapped with a wonderful of Rs 10 crore every.
With the loss of life 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 tip of this month, citing remission for good conduct.
As per norms, three days of remission for good conduct is out there for each month in jail and to this point, 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 manual, I strongly believe that she will be released by the month end,” her advocate N Raja Senthoor Pandian had stated.
When the remission of 129 days is utilized, the discharge will probably be through the month finish and never the beforehand anticipated date of January 2021, he had stated.
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 stated. PTI