They are elected by the people - how can they go take advice from a convict?”

Sasikala should be shifted to Tumakuru prison Ministers should stop meeting her says PIL
news Court Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 12:38

As speculation is rife that AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala is trying to shift to a Chennai prison from the Parappana Agrahara Central Jail in Bengaluru, a petition has now been filed by an activist demanding that she be shifted to a prison in Tumakuru instead.

In a PIL in the Karnataka High Court, activist ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy has sought to shift AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala and her sister-in-law Ilaivarasi to another prison to avoid frequent visits by Tamil Nadu Ministers.

Speaking to The News Minute, the activist said, “No Ministers from Tamil Nadu should go and see her, it is against the Constitution. She is a convict. They should not take any advice from her. She must be shifted to Tumakuru prison, it is a prison specially for women.”

He added: “The prison they are in currently is very close to Hosur, and there might a law and order problem also. So, to avoid it, it is better to shift them.”

In the petition, Ramaswamy has claimed that four Ministers - Education Minister Sengottaiyan, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Kamaraj, Forests Minister C Srinivasan, and Minister for Co-operation, Statistics and Ex-servicemen Welfare Sellur K Raju, have been getting regular advices from VK Sasikala.

“They constantly go and meet her in the prison. It is a Constitutional violation, they are elected by the people - how can they go take advice from a convict? It is against the law,” he said.

On February 15, 2017, VK Sasikala and her aide Ilaivarasi surrendered at the Parappana Agrahara central prison on Hosur Road. They were convicted in the Disproportionate Assets case along with late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and Sasikala’s nephew Sudhakaran by the Supreme Court on February 14, 2017.




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