No Home Food Or 'A' Class Facilities For Sasikala In Jail
Feb 17 2017 by Michele Stevens
She will serve her sentence of four years in jail from this cell.
"Chinnamma could not sleep well and was restless as she had to sleep on the floor in a 10x8 feet ordinary cell in the women's barracks after jail officials denied her request for a mattress", the AIADMK's Karnataka unit Secretary, V Pugazhendhi, told reporters. She had also requested for meditation space and 24x7 medical assistance if required.
The AIADMK chief has not been given any VIP treatment in the jail and is sharing her cell number 2, which is of 8*10 size, with two other women inmates, along with her relative Elavarasi, who too was convicted in the disproportionate assets case.
Here are interesting facts about how Sasikala spent her first night in prison and what her days ahead will be like- a stark contrast from her aspirations of usurping the TN CM throne by virtue of having been Amma's soul-sister.
While such may be the case for anyone who has the misfortune of serving jail time, the trial proved especially hard for VK Sasikala, who is used to a life of comfort for the past several years.
But this time around, Sasikala's request for a class A accommodation was shot down by the jail authorities. She has been denied that and has been allotted only a plate, a tumbler and a blanket for personal use. However she reportedly refused to consume it and had milk instead.
Earlier, as she arrived in Bengaluru, police jeeps were sent to escort Sasikala to prison. Quoting a source, Bangalore Mirror reports that Sasikala said, "I am not a petty thief".
The corruption case dates back to the late 1990s, when Ms Jayalalithaa and her closest companion Ms Sasikala, were accused of profiting from the chief minister's office and acquiring wealth beyond their income.
Ms Sasikala, along with Ms Jayalalithaa, had spent almost a month in the same Bangalore prison in 2014 before being let out on bail.