Sidelined AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala’s parole has been rejected by Bengaluru jail superintendent Somashekar.
Sasikala, who is lodged at the Parappana Agrahara jail in Bengaluru had on Monday applied for 15-day parole to visit her ailing husband M Natarajan, who is admitted at a hospital in Chennai for liver failure.
Sources say, Sasikala's advocates had applied for parole along with medical certificate of Sasikala's husband Natarajan.
Sources say that jail superintendent Somashekar rejected her parole on the grounds that a medical certiicate attested by a gazette officer was not submitted. He has sought more details and affidavits. Sasikala’s counsel has been asked to make a fresh application.
However, sources say that even if Sasikala’s legal team files a fresh affidavit, it will be thoroughly scrutinised with the help of the Tamil Nadu police.
On Monday night, a medical bulletin from Gleneagles Global Hospital had stated that Natarajan’s health condition was critical with worsening liver failure and kidney failure.
Natarajan has been receiving treatment for liver failure for the last nine months. In Monday's health bulletin, the hospital said that his health condition is said to be critical with worsening liver failure and kidney failure.
According to a press release issued by Gleneagles Global Hospital, “Currently, he is admitted at the Liver Intensive Care Unit, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, under the team headed by Professor Mohamed Rela, with worsening liver failure, kidney failure and lung congestion and his condition remains critical.”
The hospital has also stated that he is awaiting liver and kidney transplantation.
Natarajan was admitted to Gleneagles Global Hospital in Perumbakkam on September 10 after suffering multiple organ failure. He was earlier admitted to Apollo Hospital after he complained of breathing problems.
Sasikala and Natarajan have been estranged for years, with the sidelined AIADMK leader having chosen to stay with former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at her residence in Chennai until her conviction in the Disproproportionate Assets case. The Supreme Court had in February set aside the Karnataka High Court verdict acquitting Sasikala and two others, and had upheld the trial court's judgement. Sasikala is serving her four-year imprisonment at the Bengaluru jail.