AIADMK leadership crisis: Sasikala reaches Bengaluru jail, seeks special treatment
Sasikala is on way to Bengaluru by road to surrender to the authorities after being found guilty by the Supreme Court in the disproportionate assets case. Photograph: (AFP)
AIADMK general secretary Sasikala reached Agrahara jail in Bengaluru by road to surrender to the Karnataka police. The AIADMK leader was found guilty in the disproportionate assets case by the Supreme Court yesterday.
Reports said she requested the court to provide "A" class cell, medical facility & place for meditation. Sasikala was imprisoned after completion of court formalities and medical check-up. The judge had earlier turned down her plea for two more weeks to surrender and request for home food.
She was accompanied by her legal team along with her husband with security forces lining up the streets along the way in Karnataka. There were stray incidents of violence by Sasikala's supporters as she surrendered to police, media reports said.
Meanwhile, police have reached the Golden Bay resort at Koovathur, outside Chennai to flush out AIADMK MLAs who were stationed there by Sasikala for over a week.
The authorities have given the MLAs time till 3pm(Indian Standard Time) to come out of the resort.
Riot police is on alert outside the resort. Media reports say over 5,000 police officials have been deployed around the complex. The police have filed an FIR against Sasikala and Edapadi Palanisamy for alleged
'detention' of AIADMK legislators at the resort.
Political events in Tamil Nadu continued to twist and turn even as Sasikala was being hauled up in jail. Palinsamy, who was appointed as the legislative party head by Sasikala, met the Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar to stake claim to form the government. A few hours later, the interim chief minister of Tamil Nadu O.Panneerselvam who was expelled from the AIADMK by Sasikala also met the Governor this evening as the political situation remained fluid with all eyes on the Governor's next move.