AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala on Wednesday was sent to Parappana Agrahara jail in Bengaluru after Supreme Court turned down her request seeking more time to surrender. She arrived in the jail premises with her relatives Elavarasi and VN Sudhakaran, also accused in the disproportionate assets case.

“Sasikala arrived in the jail premises with her relatives Elavarasi and VN Sudhakaran from Chennai,” the official said.

She formally surrendered before a trial court set up in the prison complex.

According to sources, Sasikala will be making candles in jail.

Before leaving  for Bengaluru, Sasikala took a vow in front of her friend and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s burial site on Marina Beach.

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On Tuesday, Supreme Court had awarded Sasikala a jail term of 4 years, asking her to surrender immediately.

Also read: Sasikala, Jayalalithaa’s disproportionate assets case, all you need to know

A bench of two judges P C Ghose and Amitava Roy pronounced their judgment ruling that Sasikala conspired along with J Jayalalithaa to amass wealth in excess of 60 crores, in the 1990s.

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Justice Roy, in a concurring judgment, expressed deep concern over the “escalating menace of corruption in society”.

The political drama is far from over.

Below are the highlights:

09: 10 pm | Panneerselvam’s meeting with Governor concludes. 

08: 30 pm | O Panneerselvam reaches Raj Bhavan to meet Governor 

08: 25 pm | Meeting between Edappadi Palanisamy and Tamil Nadu Governor concludes

08:20 pm | Governor asks both factions of AIADMK to prove their strength with letters of support

08: 00 pm | Edappadi Palanisamy reaches Raj Bhavan to meet Governor

07: 57 pm | Court heard Sasikala’s appeal and referred it to Jail authorities, she has been given a cell that will be shared with 2 other inmates.

07: 53 pm | Sasikala sent to Bengaluru jail (Parappana Agrahara), she requested Court to provide A class cell, medical facility and place for meditation

07: 30 pm | “I think it’s an internal issue of the ruling party in Tamil Nadu and I am sure in accordance with constitutional norms the governor will decide and decide very soon,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tamil Nadu crisis

06: 40 pm | See the exclusive visuals of Sasikala entering the jail

06: 35 pm| Palaniswamy to meet Guv Rao at 7:30pm; O Pannerselvam gets appointment at 8:30pm

06: 30 pm | Jail authorities likely to allot prisoner number 10711 to Sasikala and 10712 to Ilavarasi 

06: 10 pm | After medical check up, VK Sasikala and Ellaverasi appear before judge, third convict Sudhakaran yet to reach the court: Sources

05: 50 pm | Clashes erupt between AIADMK supporters and police personnel

05: 35 pm | Ruckus outside Bengaluru jail

05: 30 pm | Sasikala surrenders before a special court at Parappana Agrahara 

05: 20 pm | Registrar of Karnataka HC has ordered shifting of court to Parappana Agrahara Jail, Bengaluru

05: 10 pm | Sasikala arrives at Parappana Agrahara jail

04: 30 pm | Sasikala on her way to Bengaluru; husband M Natarajan has already reached Parappana Agrahara jail.

03: 40 pm | After Saravanan’s complaint, large number of police personnel reach the resort.

03: 30 pm | AIADMK’s Saravanan files complaints against Sasikala and Palanisamy

02: 50 pm | Heavy police force deployed outside Golden Bay Resort in Kuvathur where AIADMK MLAs are staying.

01: 40 pm | On the complaint of Madurai MLA S Saravanan, kidnapping case filed against Sasikala & Palanisamy in Kuvathur.

01: 05 pm | Sasikala loyalist camping outside Bengaluru jail.

12: 45 pm | Registrar of Karnataka High Court ordered shifting of the court to Central prison, Bengaluru. Sasikala is likely to surrender here today.

12: 35 pm | Sasikala also visited MGR Memorial in T Nagar before heading to Bengaluru.

12: 18 pm | Sasikala leaves Jaya memorial, will surrender before the court in Bengaluru. She will surrender in court no 48.

12: 10 pm | Sasikala pays floral tribute to Jayalalithaa at Chennai’s Marina Beach before heading to Bengaluru.

12: 02 pm | Sasikala reaches Jaya memorial in Chennai, pays tribute to Jayalalitha.

11: 46 am | Sasikala will visit Jaya memorial, before leaving for Bengaluru

11: 45 am | Sasikala leaves Poes Garden residence, will surrender before court in Bengaluru

11: 32 am | Amid political chaos in Tamil Nadu, DMK holding party meet.

11: 30 am | AIADMK MLAs still at Golden bay resort in Tamil Nadu.

11: 25 am | Sasikala will be lodged in the central jail in Bengaluru for next three days. 

11: 19 am | On Tuesday, after the SC verdict, Sasikala and her relatives were told to surrender immediately to the trial court, which convicted them in September 2014. Sasikala, however, remained with her MLAs at the resort.

11: 04 am | Sasikala supporters outside Poes Garden residence in Chennai.

11: 03 am | Tamil Nadu Governor, C Vidyasagar Rao, now can either have composite floor test between the heads of two rival groups and decide who will be CM or if he finds that one group has overbuilt more majority, he can also swear in that person and ask him to prove his majority on the floor of the House: Mukul Rohatgi

10: 47 am | No respite for Sasikala, who will be shortly leaving for Bengaluru. Sasikala had cited health concerns to seek extra time to surrender. She will travel by road to Bengaluru.  

10: 35 am | Supreme Court turns down Sasikala’s request seeking more time to surrender.

10: 25 am | A day after joining OPS camp, posters of Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar seen in Chennai. 

10: 05 am | Dhinakaran was previously expelled by Jayalalithaa on charges of corruption and anti-party activities.

10: 02 am | Sasikala relative TTV Dhinakaran appointed as Deputy General Secretary of AIADMK:

First Published | 15 February 2017 10:25 AM
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