Flouting Rules Is Easy For Her
Bengaluru: For All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) leader V K Sasikala, rules are only meant for breaking. Though convicted in the disproportionate assets case, she refuses to fall in line.
Sasikala who is serving four year jail sentence in central prison Parappana Agrahara after being convicted in the disproportionate assets case met visitors 12 times in a month, while the rules allow such meetings once in fifteen days, revealed a Right to Information (RTI) query.
The visitors who met Sasikala included her nephews TTV Dinakaran, Vivek J and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Thambidurai. A prominent daily citing the prison records said that though Dinakaran met Sasikala twice, their interaction lasted over 45 minutes. She met all these people between February 16th to March 18th.
According to the records, former MP, Telugu Desam Party MLC Magunta Srinivasula reddy was amongst the people who met Sasikala.
An activist named Narasimha Murthy filed the RTI application and sought the details. Though the officials were reportedly unavailable to comment about the issue, its reported that prison officials suggested that the jailer can use discretion in this regard.
While under trials are entitle to meet visitors once a week as per the Karnataka Prison Manual and Karnataka Prison Rules, convicted people can only have visitors once in a fortnight.