V K Sasikala, jailed aide of former chief minister Jayalalithaa, has said she may be released from the Bengaluru jail ‘soon,’ and has asked her legal team to keep the fine amount ready. Besides four-year jail term, she was slapped with a 10 crore fine in the disproportionate assets case.”She has asked us to keep the fine amount ready,” her counsel Raja Senthoor Pandian told on Monday. In a letter written to Pandian on October 15, Sasikala has expressed confidence on being released by jail authorities soon and would inform him as soon as that happens. More importantly, though she has been convicted, sentenced to undergo four-year jail term, which she is about to complete now, Sasikala has asked Pandian to consult senior lawyers in New Delhi and explore the possibilities of her filing a curative petition in the Supreme Court against her conviction. Sasikala was convicted on February 14, 2017.
The letter also set at rest two other key debates in several platforms. This move of her’s will quell talks of supposed discord between her and Dhinakaran.Secondly, Sasikala responded to an online article which speculated about her health and a reported conversation with one of her relatives who claimed to have met her at Parappana Agrahara jail recently.
“The details published in that online article are completely false. The relative mentioned did not meet me at all,” Sasikala said in the letter, Pandian said. She said such rumours were being spread by people who are trying to create political confusion through newspaper articles. Pandian said, “I have been instructed to take legal action against any such malicious news.
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