AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala had a hard time in the Central Jail in Bengaluru as she could not sleep and was restless at night, a party leader said.
“Chinnamma could not sleep well and was restless as she had to sleep on the floor in a 10×8 feet ordinary cell in the women’s barracks,” AIADMK’s Karnataka unit Secretary, V. Pugazhendhi, told reporters.
It is learnt that she initially refused to take food, but was later cajoled by her sister-in-law and co-convict Elavarasi.
Sasikala, along with VN Sudhakaran and Elavarasi were sentenced to four years in jail. She is also barred from contesting any election for the next 10 years. Though she sought more time to surrender, the Supreme Court rejected the plea.
Police stepped up security and put up barricades outside the jail complex at Parapanna Agrahara area to prevent the ruling party’s factions from crowding and causing law and order problem.
“In view of Wednesday’s clashes between the cadres of the party’s two factions when Sasikala came from Chennai by road, we have decided to restrict the entry of people to the prison to prevent any untoward incident,” said a police official.