Sasikala leaves for Chennai

Expelled AIADMK leader V K Sasikala left for Tamilnadu from Prestige Golfshire Club in Bengaluru today. Visuals showed the former AIADMK leader leaving in a car and greeting followers with folded hands.

She was staying at the Golfshire Club after being discharged from hospital for Covid-19 treatment. Hundreds of supporters of Sasikala descended on Kodagurki village in Devanahalli taluk of Bengaluru Rural district to welcome their leader back to Tamilnadu.

Sasikala is returning to Tamilnadu today after completing her quarantine in Bengaluru. She will stay at her niece J Krishnapriya’s residence in Chennai’s T Nagar area. Krishnapriya is the daughter of J IlavarasiSasikala’s sister-in-law. Posters welcoming Sasikala have been put up in T Nagar ahead of her return to the state.

While the supporters of Sasikala from Tamil Nadu are rejoicing over the arrival of Sasikala, the Bengaluru police have prohibited elaborate receptions till she reaches the inter-state border, citing Covid-19 rules and law and order issues. The Bengaluru Rural and Bengaluru city police have refused to permit any rally by the supporters.

On the eve of VK Sasikala’s return to Chennai, the Tamilnadu government on Sunday took ownership of six properties belonging to Sasikala’s relatives and co-accused in the disproportionate assets, J Ilavarasi and VN Sudhakaran.

In a press statement, the Chennai district collectorate informed that the properties were brought under its revenue department’s limits keeping in line with a 2017 Supreme Court order in the case. The top court in its judgement had directed the state to confiscate more than 100 properties of the convicts in the case following which the state had directed six district collectors to do so.

Sasikala completed her four-year prison term in Bengaluru in the disproportionate assets case on January 27 but remained in the city’s Victoria hospital where she was treated for Covid-19. Ilavarasi also tested positive and was released from prison on February 5.