Bengaluru: Former AIADMK leader VK Sasikala was released today after spending four years in a Bengaluru jail in a disproportionate assets case.
Sasikala, a close aide of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, was formally released from the Central Jail in Bengaluru’s Parappana Agrahara. However, she will remain in a hospital in the city as she is being treated for Covid.
The jail officials have reportedly completed the formalities at the hospital. She will continue to be at Victoria Hospital for four to five days more, according to reports.
The 66-year-old was sentenced to four years in prison in 2017 in the Rs. 66 crore disproportionate assets case.
Earlier on January 20, she was shifted from Parappana Agrahara jail to the Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital in Bengaluru after complaints of fever and breathing difficulties. She was later shifted to the ICU of the Victoria Hospital after her test returned positive for COVID-19.