With the Supreme Court upholding the trial court's order and convicting Sasikala in the Disproportionate Assets case, Golden Bay Resort where Sasikala is staying along with her family and AIADMK MLAs, turned deathly quiet.
No movement could be seen inside the resort. Even the "security" people arranged by the Sasikala family appeared lost.
There was an initial flutter when the news of the verdict came out, with mediapersons being asked to leave but other than this, there was only silence.
Within minutes of the verdict coming out, over a thousand riot police in gear arrived. Around 300 of them have gone inside the resort.
The Kancheepuram police, too, has arrived.
Many top level police officers, including the IG and four SPs, could also be spotted.
Mediapersons, standing on the parapet walls of the resort, are still trying to catch a glimpse of what's going on within the four walls where Sasikala and her family must now be taking stock of the way ahead.
Nevertheless, senior leaders and functionaries could be seen going inside.
Sasikala will be arrested from the resort shortly and produced before the magistrate in Bengaluru. She will then be sent to Parapanna Agrahara (Bangalore Central Jail).
Earlier in the day, a reliable source had told TNM that a senior minister had assured the staff of the resort that even if the verdict goes against Sasikala, there would be no violence.
Though the AIADMK MLAs had been in a relaxed mood, there was tension in the air about what would happen. Sasikala had reportedly broken down on Monday night while addressing them, claiming that all this was happening because she was a woman.