After getting bail in ‘preferential treatment in jail’ case: Sasikala on temple run
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After getting bail in ‘preferential treatment in jail’ case: Sasikala on temple run

March 12, 2022
  • Guarded by 30 security men, she brings her own media team from TN
  • V.K. Sasikala, the close aide of late TN CM Jayalalithaa, visits Nimishamba, Chamundeshwari and Srikanteshwara temples

Mysuru/Nanjangud: A day after a Special Court in Bengaluru granted bail to former AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala — a close aide of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa — in connection with a case alleging preferential treatment to her in prison, she is on a temple run in Mysuru District.

The court also granted bail to Sasikala’s sister-in-law J. Ilavarasi. The two were named in the chargesheet filed by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Karnataka. While yesterday Sasikala, accompanied by Ilavarasi, visited Nimishamba Temple at Ganjam in Srirangapatna, this morning she visited Sri Chamundeshwari Temple atop Chamundi Hill and later offered prayers at Srikanteshwaraswamy Temple in Nanjangud.

Sources told Star of Mysore that after the Court hearing where she secured bail, Sasikala and Ilavarasi drove to Mysuru and visited Nimishamba Temple During a visit to Nimishamba three years ago, Sasikala had  reportedly taken a vow that she would visit the Temple again.

Her close aides said that Sasikala and her family members visited the Temple at 3.50 pm and fulfilled the vow after performing special rituals. She was guarded by a posse of over 30 security guards. Interestingly, the local media was not allowed to accompany Sasikala and she had brought her own media team from Tamil Nadu.

This morning, she visited Sri Chamundeshwari Temple. Here too, she was closely guarded by the security personnel. 

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While the security had a tough time in controlling the crowd that was vying for a selfie with their leader, cries of ‘Chinnamma’ (Sasikala is addressed like this in TN) rent the air. Later, her convoy proceeded to Nanjangud.

Preferential treatment case

Sasikala was sentenced to four years in prison in a disproportionate assets case on Feb. 14, 2017. She was released from Central Prison in Bengaluru in 2021. In 2017, former Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) D. Roopa had flagged the special treatment granted to Sasikala, and had released pictures of a pressure cooker and vessels in her cell. She had also claimed that Sasikala was allowed to wear civilian clothes instead of clothes meant for prisoners.

An inquiry committee report on the directions of the State Government had shown that Sasikala was provided A-class facilities even though no instructions regarding such provisions had been given. In December, Karnataka Govt. had sanctioned the prosecution of the accused and a charge-sheet in the case was filed on Jan. 7 this year.

Apart from Sasikala and Ilavarasi, ACB had named certain jail officials in the matter. During yesterday’s hearing, the Special Court for the Prevention of Corruption Act ordered Sasikala and Ilavarasi to pay a bond of Rs. 3 lakh. The two were asked to appear before the Court on April 16 again.

9 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “After getting bail in ‘preferential treatment in jail’ case: Sasikala on temple run”

  1. Bala says:

    I guess, she got preferential treatment in these temples too.

  2. Questo says:

    This woman knows where political skeletons are buried in respect of the Tamil Nadu AIADK government then, the DMK government now, Congress support to DMK and Modi support to AIADMK.
    If more pressurised, she will reveal the corrupt machinations of Modi in respect of AIADMK whose support he needed once, She will also reveal the current DMK government in collusion with Sonia and Rahul.
    Hence, to keep her quiet, she will continue to get preferential treatment in all places, not only temples.

  3. jhunjhunwalla says:

    She knows what every leader from Tamil Nadu government to Central government including the PM Modi have done, and whythey all want them to be hidden. Hence, she is demanding preferential treatment and getting it. No surprise there in corrupt India!!

  4. Captain Jack Sparrow says:

    It appears that she has been threatening to reveal all, if special treatment is not given. The centre ,particularly PM Modi and Tamil Nadu leadersso not want details of what they did to be revealed. She is thriving by blackmail, asPM Modi and Tamil Nadu leaders have dirty baggages hidden and do not want them to be discovered. That is the story coming out of Chennai and New Delhi.
    Just watch the archive clip when PM Modi arrived to pay respects to th e mortal remains of Jayalalithaa. He just briefly greeted the Tamil Nadu CM and deputy CM, but talked more with Sashikala who was standing nearby.

  5. Captain Jack Sparrow says:

    It appears that she has been threatening to reveal all, if special treatment is not given. The centre ,particularly PM Modi and Tamil Nadu leadersso not want details of what they did to be revealed. She is thriving by blackmail, asPM Modi and Tamil Nadu leaders have dirty baggages hidden and do not want them to be discovered. That is the story coming out of Chennai and New Delhi.
    Just watch the archive clip when PM Modi arrived to pay respects to th e mortal remains of Jayalalithaa. He just briefly greeted the Tamil Nadu CM and deputy CM, but talked more with Sashikala who was standing nearby.

  6. Bala says:

    What Modi got to do with preferential treatment she got while she was lodged in Bangalore prison that too during Congress rule in the state? I am not blaming Congress government either. In fact, that is how (in)famous politicians are treated in India, unfortunately.

  7. Captain Jack Sparrow says:

    @Bala
    I do not think you understand Indian or Tamil Nadu politics. Your ignorance is showing as you cannot read these sentences I posted: “She is thriving by blackmail, asPM Modi and Tamil Nadu leaders have dirty baggages hidden and do not want them to be discovered. That is the story coming out of Chennai and New Delhi.
    Just watch the archive clip when PM Modi arrived to pay respects to th e mortal remains of Jayalalithaa. He just briefly greeted the Tamil Nadu CM and deputy CM, but talked more with Sashikala who was standing nearby”
    She knows where the skeletons are hidden, as PM Modi and AIADMK were working together, when Sashikala was the special assistant to Jayalalithaa and the arranged deals with the central government, Just to keep her mouth shut, Tamla Nadu and central governments are giving her special status. They did in the jail, where she was treated as a “Maharani”.@Bala you need to learn more.

  8. Jhunjhunwalla says:

    @Captain
    @Bala the poster is such a dimwit that he failed to understand who Sashikala was. She was the deputy to Jayalalithaa, the then CM of Tamil Nadu, and for all practical purposes, she functioned as the CM, as Jayalalithaa had delegated all her powers to Sashikala. PM Modi was dealing with her primarily as AIADMK were supporters of BJP in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.. Hence, when Jayalalithaa died and PM Modi arrived to pay his respects to Jayalalithaa, he talked mainly with Sashikala even ignoring the Tamil Nadu CM , then. PM Modi knows that the current DMK government in Tamil Nadu is becoming unpopular so soon, and expects AIADMK to gain power in the next GE there. Then Sashikala who has enormous support in AIADMK, will be the king maker. Hence, her special treatment now, even though she spent 2 years in Jail./
    The above is too much to digest for @Bala!

  9. Howdy, Modi! says:

    Sasikala was in all practical terms the CM of Tamil Nadu when Jayalalitha was in power, appointing ministers , working with the BJP at the centre etc.. She delivered whatever Modi asked in Tamil Nadu and parliament instructing AIADMK MPs to work with BJP MPs.
    She is very rich, has shared plenty of what Jayalalitha hoarded- dozens of swiss watches, gold jewel s, Kgs of ingots of gold and silver, properties including lands in three states etc.. Her candidate Palanichami was the AIADMK CM , and the current Tamil Nadu CM, Stalin, knows how powerful she is with dozens of AIADMK MLAs and MPs supporting her. Hence, she was treated with special privileges in the prison, like a hotel room for her, provided with special meals etc..
    This is corrupt India, where all politicians are corrupt and very rich. No wonder she is treated as a VVIP.

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