VK Sasikala disproportionate assets case: I-T officials question former AIADMK leader at Bengaluru prison
Income Tax officials Thursday questioned former AIADMK leader VK Sasikala at Parappana Agrahara Central Jail in Bengaluru, in connection with a disproportionate assets case
Bengaluru: Income Tax officials Thursday questioned former AIADMK leader VK Sasikala at Parappana Agrahara Central Jail in Bengaluru, in connection with a disproportionate assets case, prison sources said.
The I-T officials arrived at the jail at 11 am and began a marathon questioning which continued late in the evening, the sources told PTI, declining to elaborate.
Sasikala, former chief minister Jayalalithaa's close aide, has been lodged in the jail since February 2017, when the Supreme Court upheld her conviction by a special court here in a disproportionate assets case and sentenced her to four years imprisonment.
Sasikala, who took over the reins of AIADMK after the death of Jayalalithaa in December 2016, was later removed from the party by the chief minister K Palaniswami-led camp.
Her relatives Ilavarasi and VN Sudhakaran are also serving a four-year jail term in the case.
Sasikala was also in the news for getting alleged preferential treatment in the jail.
Videos went viral showing her strolling in the jail corridor in civil dress.
The then deputy inspector general of police (prisons) D Roopa who raked up the issue had even alleged that Rs two crore bribe was paid to her superiors for the privileged treatment.
Recently, the Madras High Court set aside a lower court order directing Karnataka jail authorities to produce Sasikala before it in connection with a Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) case.
Allowing a petition by Sasikala, Justice N Anand Venkatesh, directed the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court (Economic Offences-I) to conduct the proceedings through video conferencing.
The 840-Megawatt thermal power plant is one of the base load power plants for Tamil Nadu Electricity Board and has four units of 210 MW each
In March, Jaggi Vasudev had launched a missed call campaign demanding that temples in Tamil Nadu should be freed from government control
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Tamil Nadu reports 27,397 new COVID-19 cases today; full lockdown from Monday
Coronavirus in India Latest News LIVE Updates: This, on a day when the newly-elected DMK government announced a full lockdown, set to begin on 10 May and end on 24 May