Hyderabad: The Karnataka Prisons department on Tuesday rejected the parole application of former AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala.
The sidelined AIADMK leader, who is serving a four-year sentence at Parappana Agrahara jail in Bengaluru, had applied for a 15-day parole to visit her ailing husband M Natarajan.
Sasikala's (60) husband M Natarajan (74) is admitted in the liver intensive care unit of a corporate hospital since last month following a kidney and liver failure. He is awaiting a deceased donor liver transplantation and a kidney transplantation, according to doctors.
On Monday, Sasikala's nephew and sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran said that she had applied for a 15-day parole to meet her ailing husband.
"Yesterday, we received an application from Sasikala, urging us to release her on a 15-day parole. She has said that her husband is unwell and admitted in a hospital in Chennai. Our legal cell is considering the plea," Parappana Agrahara Prison Superintendent PS Ramesh said.
Sasikala is in jail here since February after the Supreme Court upheld her conviction by a special court in a disproportionate assets case. Along with Sasikala, her relatives Ilavarasi and V N Sudhakaran are also serving a four-year jail term.