After serving a four years jail term for disproportionate assets, VK Sasikala was officially been released from Central jail of Bengaluru’s Parappana Agrahara prison.
The expelled AIADMK leader, however, will remain in Victoria Hospital as she is being treated for Covid-19. The prison formalities were also completed in the hospital after a team of officials visited Sasikala for formalities related to her release and to hand over her belongings.
Her family members, relatives, party members and her supporters had gathered at the premises of the hospital. No one was allowed to meet her as the police officials cited security reasons.
Days before her official release, the former AIADMK leader had tested positive for coronavirus. The health bulletin confirmed her released and said her family members have decided to keep her in the hospital.
Dr Ramesh Krishna K, Medical Superintendent of Victoria Hospital said: “Sasikala will continue to be in Victoria Hospital for 4-5 days for treatment,” he said adding she would be discharged if she is asymptomatic and free of oxygen support for at least three days.
Earlier she was admitted to Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital after complaining of breathlessness and fever. She was later shifted to Victoria hospital as she was diagnosed of SARI.
She is under treatment as per protocols since then.
The release of Sasikala, a stronghold of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, comes at the time when the state is gearing up for the upcoming Assembly elections, scheduled in April-May this year.