V.K. Sasikala, close confidante of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, serving a prison sentence at the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bengaluru in the disproportionate assets case, has paid the fine amounts of ₹10 crore and ₹10,000 imposed on her, according to her counsel Raja Senthoor Pandian. The amount was paid on her behalf by her relatives, he said.
The 34 city civil court accepted the fine amount and passed orders, and the prison authorities were informed on Wednesday evening of the receipt of the amount through an official intimation from the court, Mr. Pandian told The Hindu.
The trial court had sentenced Sasikala, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran to four years in simple imprisonment and imposed on them a fine of ₹10 crore each. The Supreme Court had upheld the order.
Mr. Pandian said the fine was paid by Palanivel (₹3.25 crore), brother-in-law of Ms. Sasikala; Vasantha Devi (₹3.75 crore), Mr. Palanivel’s wife; and Hema (₹3 crore), wife of Sasikala’s nephew Dr. Venkatesh.
Vivek Jayaraman paid the other amount of ₹10,000, the lawyer said. Following the payment of the fines, Ms. Sasikala is likely to walk free from jail on January 27, 2021.
Source: Times Of India